Working as a Team

Our teams work in various settings. There are a few very important visiting rules of behavior!

  • The therapy pet and the handler must be certified to work together.

  • Dogs must always be on a leash (4′ max for Love on a Leash, 6′ max for Pet Partners)

  • Only one therapy pet may be handled by the handler at a time. 

  • Always have your therapy pet in your line of vision. 

  • Always ask before allowing your therapy pet to approach a client or staff member. (Unless of course the client invites the animal)

  • Therapy pets must always be well-behaved, no jumping on people or furniture, etc. Ask if animals are allowed on furniture. 

  • Teams must carry credentials. 

Being a therapy pet team is hard, rewarding work, yet sometimes it feels like we are hardly working.