Become a member

Love on a Leash® is committed to bringing comfort, happiness, and healing to more people nationwide by increasing public awareness of pet-provided therapy.

Steps to take to become a member

PASS THE CONTROL EVALUATION

Dog evaluations must be administered by a Certified Animal Behaviorist, Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Obedience Instructor, or AKC approved Evaluator. Dogs must pass the Love on a Leash® Control Evaluation (p 5-6 of the Application Packet), regardless of other testing or certification obtained elsewhere. Cat and rabbit evaluations must be administered by a veterinarian (p 2 of the Application Packet). All pets must be at least 1 year old before they can be evaluated.

COMPLETE 10 HOURS OF SUPERVISED VISITS

Supervised visits are limited to one hour per day for teams-in-training. At least five in-training visits must be supervised by the same certified Love on a Leash® member, including the final visit. That person completes the Visit Evaluation form after the final visit. Please check to see if there is a chapter in your area; if there is not, please contact Love on a Leash®. We will connect you with certified members at large if there are any near you. In the event there are no certified Love on a Leash® members in your area, a pre-approved facility employee (e.g. Activities Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Librarian, etc.) may be solicited; however, you must obtain written pre-approval from National Love on a Leash® PRIOR to beginning Supervised Visits.

COMPLETE THE VISIT EVALUATION FORM

This form is to be completed by the person who supervised at least five of your ten in-training hours, including the final visit.

SUBMIT THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Complete the Membership Application. The Checklist on page 1 is very helpful to keep track of everything required for submission. Be sure to keep a copy of your entire application packet.

APPLICATION PROCESSING

It may take up to 4 weeks to receive your Love on a Leash® Welcome Packet. As long as you are within your one-year evaluation period, you may continue to go on supervised visits while you wait for your application to be processed. You must carry a copy of your Control Evaluation and Visit Log on your visits, and be supervised by a certified Love on a Leash team or your pre-approved substitute supervisor.

Applications

Find A Chapter Near You

No Chapter? Contact Love on a Leash®

PASS THE CONTROL EVALUATION

Dog evaluations must be administered by a Certified Animal Behaviorist, Certified Dog Trainer, Certified Obedience Instructor, or AKC approved Evaluator. Cat and rabbit evaluations must be administered by a veterinarian.

COMPLETE 10 HOURS OF SUPERVISED VISITS

Each visit will be limited to one hour per day for teams-in-training, with at least five visits (including the final visit), performed by a Visit Captain or certified Love on a Leash® member, who will also complete the Visit Evaluation form. If there are no chapters in your area, please contact Love on a Leash®. We will check to see if there are any certified members in your area. In the event there are no certified Love on a Leash® members in your area, a pre-approved, experienced facility employee (e.g. Activities Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Librarian, etc) may be solicited, however, they must be pre-approved – in writing – by National Love on a Leash® prior to beginning your Supervised Visits.

COMPLETE THE VISIT EVALUATION FORM

This form is to be completed by the person who observed at least five of the ten visits (including the final visit).

SUBMIT THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Complete the Membership Application. The included Checklist is very helpful in keeping track of everything that needs to be submitted for certification.

APPLICATION PROCESSING

It may take up to 4 weeks to receive your Love on a Leash® Welcome Packet. Once your Visit Evaluation is completed, you may not go on any further Love on a Leash® visits until you receive your new member IDs and vest.

Applications

Find A Chapter Near You

No Chapter? contact Love on a Leash®

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