To become a member of Caring Canines, you must pass the AKC’s Canine Good Citizens test (www.akc.org) AND the Alliance of Therapy Dogs Inc. (www.therapydogs.com) OR Delta Pet Partners (www.petpartners.org) test.
(You may become a member of Alliance of Therapy Dogs Inc. or Delta Pet Partners without membership in Caring Canines. Neither program requires taking a handling or obedience course in order to test, nor do they require you join a local therapy dog group).
The Canine Good Citizens class and test are offered at the following Richmond locations:
- Richmond Dog Obedience Club
- All Dog Adventures
- Richmond SPCA
- Level Up
To search for a therapy dog evaluator in your area, go to: Alliance of Therapy Dogs-www.therapydogs.com. Pet Partners-www.petpartners.org.
If you have already completed the necessary requirements, contact Aleta Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.