1) COMPLETE AN EVALUATION
In order to become certified, dogs must pass the Control Evaluation test which is to be conducted by a certified trainer. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a formal therapy dog training class. Look for one in your area.
2) COMPLETE 10 SUPERVISED VISIT HOURS
Prospective members are required to document these first 10 visits with a certified member of A Touch of Love.
3) PROVIDE VACCINATION INFORMATION
With the exception of vaccinations required by state law, our policy is to accept the vaccination protocol recommended by a volunteer’s veterinarian.
Many veterinarians are recommending that dog owners stretch out the vaccination interval because of the possible danger to the immune system. Vaccine titers are tests that show the antibody level a dog has against certain infectious diseases. Our policy will allow these test results in lieu of vaccines.