You and your pet can bring joy and comfort to those who need it most.
A HIP Therapy Team provides Animal-Assisted Therapy interactions to people dealing with emotional and physical life challenges. They deliver positive distraction, motivation, empathy and compassion in numerous facilities across Central Alabama.
It is a true team experience, and you and your animal must be dedicated to complete the training and registration 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 or known 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
If the cost of group obedience training creates a financial hardship for you, please apply for an Anna's Fund Scholarship!
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