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Pet Therapy Workshop

February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pet Therapy of the Ozarks, Inc. has designed a program for evaluating therapy pets that assesses
the important traits of a Good Community Citizen. The month before each Therapy Pet Evaluation a “Pawsitive” Workshop will be held to demonstrate and educate prospective members on what is expected of a therapy pet. There is a $15.00 non-refundable workshop fee. These essentials are expected of all prospective teams:

  • Pets must be at least one year of age by the evaluation date and owners must be 18 years of age.
  • All pets must be healthy and clean.
  • Proof of current vaccinations is required.
  • Teams must always be respectful of other animals and people. They should always represent themselves as good citizens of our community.

All tests for canines are performed on a leash. Spike or pinch collars are not acceptable. Cats and rabbits may be carried in a basket or wear a harness. If joining as a family, anyone 18 years of age or older planning to handle the pet during therapy visits must participate in the testing process.REASONS FOR DISMISSAL:

  • Repeated barking is not permissible.
  • Any pet that eliminates during testing will be failed.
  • Any pet that growls, snaps bites, attacks or shows aggression toward any person or another pet shall be dismissed from the evaluation.
  • Any handler who displays unsportsmanlike conduct or is seen to kick, strike, or otherwise roughly manhandle a pet at any time during the test shall be dismissed immediately.


February 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Pet Therapy of the Ozarks


SMDTC Training Building Rooms 1 & 2
454 N. Farm Road 223
Springfield, 65802 United States
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