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BENEFITS OF JOINING A CHAPTERA Chapter provides support, motivation, and social interaction for you and your pet. More teams mean a greater variety of pets, talents, and interests. Visiting together can also help to relieve the sometimes stressful aspect of the work. Sharing your visit experiences helps to de-stress, but also educates others as to what works on a vist and what doesn’t. It is good to know someone else will be visiting a facility when you are unable to complete a visit.
STARTING A CHAPTER
To start a Love on a Leash® Chapter you will need:
- a Chapter Leader who has been a member of Love on a Leash® for a minimum of one year in good standing.
- two or more certified Love on a Leash® members, not from the same household. The Chapter Leader may be included as one of the two.
- a minimum of one established (ongoing) visit.
- Pre-Approval Request for Chapter Expenses (Printable)
- Reimbursement Request for Chapter Expenses (Printable)
A Love on a Leash® Chapter consists of a Chapter Leader who has been a member for a minimum of one year, and at least one other certified team, who would like to participate, individually or in groups, in making visits. Chapters often set up regular visits at various facilities. Members may then choose to visit with the group or visit on their own. A chapter can be organized very loosely, or be more structured. Love on a Leash® was started with the idea of making it possible for people with qualified pets to participate.
The primary responsibility of a chapter leader is to encourage and support members as they make visits. Chapter Leaders ensure that therapy teams in their chapter are properly certified through the National Office. Chapter leaders have a responsibility to their community to provide quality Therapy Teams to facilities and programs and insure that each team meets Love on a Leash® guidelines.
Chapter Leaders are responsible for deciding which of their members are suitable to be a Visit Captain. Chapter members may be designated a Visit Captain at the Chapter Leader’s discretion.
We require that all Chapter Leaders be certified members of Love on a Leash® for a minimum of one year (or be Continuing Members in good standing). The National office of Love on a Leash® should be notified of any change in chapter leadership within 30 days. Chapter Leaders are not to receive any pay or other compensation in their role as a Chapter Leader. They cannot personally make money by virtue of being affiliated with Love on a Leash®—we are strictly a volunteer organization.
Therapy work is a great responsibility. Chapter leaders set goals, educate, lead, and set the example for their chapter members. Chapter leaders remind members that therapy pet work is a service. In order to provide this service, each team must adhere to certain policies to protect those whom we visit as well as those who are doing the visiting. Chapter Leaders will also assist National with dissemination of any updates.
CHAPTER NAMES AND USE OF LOGO
- We require all chapters use the name Love on a Leash®, which is a registered trademark of Love on a Leash, Inc.
- A chapter’s name describes its geographic location. (Chapter names must be approved by the Love on a Leash® National office.)
- All Love on a Leash® members, regardless of chapter affiliation, must wear their ID Cards and their pets’ ID Cards while representing Love on a Leash® on visits.
- The official logo is a paw print within a heart with Love on a Leash® written over the top.
- Our official color is medium blue. Pets are highly encouraged to wear a Love on a Leash® bandana or vest during visits. Members are not required to wear official Love on a Leash® apparel, but are encouraged to wear blue, white, or neutral colored tops to avoid being mistaken for other pet therapy organizations. Official Love on a Leash® apparel and accessories are available for purchase through the member’s online account. Due to our trademark, chapters may not create additional apparel or merchandise without express approval from National Love on a Leash®.
I AM INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER
You do not need to belong to a chapter to be a member of Love on a Leash® (LOAL). If there are no chapters in your area, please contact the LOAL national office and inquire whether there are any certified LOAL teams in your area. If there are not, we would then encourage you to be a pioneer for Love on a Leash® in your community, reach out to facilities you would like to establish pet therapy visits with, or who have shown an interest in receiving visits from therapy animals. Please feel free to use the LOAL Introduction Letter, our digital trifold brochure, and our website when approaching potential facilities. Examples of facilities that may be interested in visits include senior assisted living communities, memory care facilities, rehab facilities, libraries, and elementary schools for reading programs, or special education visits (these latter can be at higher education levels also). Ask to speak or make an appointment with the facilitiy’s activity director, volunteer coordinator, librarian, counselor, student activities coordinator, etc. (Veterans care facilities, hospitals, clinics, dental practices, etc. may also welcome therapy pet visits, but may require you to already be a certified therapy team before visiting.) Once you find a facility to visit, please ensure you adhere to all LOAL Member Guidelines & Application requirements. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the LOAL national office.
I WOULD LIKE LOVE ON A LEASH® TEAMS TO VISIT OUR FACILITY, SCHOOL, EVENT, ETC.
We know just how much visits from our furry companions can mean, and appreciate all visit inquiries. Our members do not need to belong to a chapter to be invited to visit facilities or attend events. If you do not see a chapter in your area, please contact our LOAL national office to inquire whether there are any certified Love on a Leash® teams in your area.
- Membership Guidelines
- Love on a Leash® Brochure The Love on a Leash® Brochure is a double-sided, tri-fold brochure. It should be print it on both sides of a letter-size paper and folded into thirds. Space has been left on the brochure to include local contact information.
- Love on a Leash® Therapy Comparison Card Love on a Leash® created this card as a quick guide to the differences between the three support animal categories: Therapy Pets, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Animals.
- Cats as Therapy Pets
- Rabbits as Therapy Pets
- Certificate of Liability Insurance
- Additional Insured Form
Instructions and form to use when facilities ask to be listed as an Additional Insured on Love on a Leash’s insurance policy.
- Incident Report
Any member can submit an incident report. An incident can encompass a wide range of occurrences. In any instance, big or small, if you have any doubt fill out a report.
- Love on a Leash Introduction Letter When you use the Introductory Letter, fill in your contact information. You should schedule a meeting with a Volunteer Director, Activities Coordinator, librarian, or school administrator, and include a copy of the Love on a Leash® Brochure with the letter.
- Advanced Therapy Degrees Earn a patch and certificate after 50 hours of service in a specialty field of your choice.
- Volunteer Visits Log Sheet If you need to log your hours for tax purposes or an Advanced Therapy Degree, this is a handy tool.
- Adult Photo Release
If you would like to take photos at a facility, please ask the staff for permission, and keep photo releases on file.
- Child Photo Release
- Board Nomination Form
- Newsletter Submission
- Chapter Leader Quick Refernce Guide
- Chapter Expense Policy
- New Chapter Application
- New Chapter Application (submit online)
- Chapter Leader Change Notification
- Chapter Leader Change Notification (submit online)
- Pre-Approval Request For Chapter Expenses
- Pre-Approval Request For Chapter Expenses (submit online)
- Reimbursement Request for Chapter Expenses
- Reimbursement Request for Chapter Expenses (submit online)