Become A Therapy Team

Becoming a Hand in Paw Therapy Team is the most meaningful way to serve as a volunteer.

A HIP Therapy Team provides Animal-Assisted Therapy interactions and strives to help fulfill our mission to improve human health and well-being. It is a true team experience, and you and your animal must be dedicated to complete the training and certification process.


Sounds Great, Right?

Let's start with the basics


You and your animal MUST meet these general qualifications before taking any further steps to becoming a Therapy Team:

  • Animal must be 18 months old
  • Must have owned animal for 6 months
  • If animal is a dog, you and your dog must complete a group obedience class - Here’s a list of area trainers
  • Animal must have up to date rabies and vaccinations



Let's Talk Details!

Guide To Becoming A Therapy Team



Apply To Become A Therapy Team