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OUR TEAMS

While we at Prescribed Pets tend to focus more on our therapist dogs, there is a standard of excellence that must be met by both the dog and handler to qualify.  We also focus on "skillsets" which are activities that a caregiver would have their clients participate in to accomplish the therapeutic goal set forth.  We focus not only on ability but the dogs enjoyment and willingness to participate. Their physical health and their mental well being are top priority in addition to their responsiveness with their handler's lead and support.

Requirements to become a Prescribed Pets Animal Assisted Therapy Team
FOLLOWING CRITERIA MUST BE MET BEFORE YOUR DOG CAN BE EVALUATED
  • HANDLER MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE

  • DOG IS AT LEAST 12 MONTHS OLD AND IS NOT ON THE INSURANCE EXCLUSION LIST

  • DOG MUST HAVE LIVED IN OWNER'S HOME AT LEAST 6 MONTHS

  • DOG MUST BE RELIABLY HOUSE TRAINED

  • DOG MUST HAVE NO HISTORY OF AGRESSION

  • DOG MUST BE RESPONSIVE TO OWNER IN DIRECTION AND SUPPORT

  • DOG COMPLETED TESTING & EVALUATION WITH APPROVED THERAPY DOG ORGANIZATION

  • CURRENT ON VACCINATIONS

  • PREPARED TO COMPLETE CRIMINAL & CHILD ABUSE BACKGROUND CHECKS

IF THE ABOVE ARE MET THAN MEMBERSHIP IS STARTED WITH THE FOLLOWING
  • ATTEND MEMBER ORIENTATION & SKILLSET EVALUATION (SEE EXAMPLES)

  • COMPLETED REGISTRATION & REQUIREMENT FORM

  • UPLOAD OR EMAIL COPY OF VACCINATION RECORDS 

  • VETERNARIAN HEALTH SCREENING & ASSESSMENT RECEIVED 

  • UPLOAD OR EMAIL COPY OF GOOD STANDING - CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATION OR LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE

  • UPLOAD OR EMAIL HEADSHOT OF DOG FOR THERAPIST ID CARD AND HEADSHOT OF HANDLER FOR FILES

  • MEMBERSHIP FEES PAID $95 PLUS EVALUATION FEE OF $30 PER DOG (SEE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP)

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