Touching Lives, Warming Hearts

Through Human & Animal Interactions

Step One: Attend an Orientation Class


~Pet must be at least one year old
~Pets must have lived with handler for at least six months.

The orientation session is approximately three hours long and provides information about KPETS’ mission, services, what the expectations are for the pet and handlers, and what to expect when you go on visits.

An non-refundable application fee of $35 per handler is charged to cover administrative costs, including handouts and other expenses. Upon completion of all screening evaluations, background checks and all application forms, a membership fee of $40 per year  provides volunteers with all KPETS resources and insurance.  Networking KPETS therapy teams with the requested therapy services is an wonderful benefit to all:

  • The facilities/agencies requesting our services
  • The volunteer finding places to serve
  • The pet finding that perfect venue where they will shine and love their new job
  • Not to mention the individuals whose lives are touched and hearts are warmed

Younger volunteers under 18 may become a Registered Junior Handler. The parent must be a registered KPETS Team with the same pet. If the junior handler is under 16, he/she will need a letter of recommendation from a professional trainer or other KPETS volunteer. This will need to be forwarded to KPETS for pre-approval prior to registering for a Group Evaluation. The junior handler must complete the entire registration process.

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Dates and Times for  Orientations:

~Lancaster County –2nd Saturday of even numbered months @9 am – noon at the Emerald Community Center  2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster)

~Lebanon County– 1st Saturday of every month @9 am – noon at Juniper Village at The Club 101 Hearthstone Lane, Lebanon, PA  17042

~York County –  3rd Saturday of odd numbered months @9 am – noon.   SpiriTrust Lutheran (former Lutheran Social Services)  750 Kelly Drive, York, PA

~Berks County – 2nd Saturday of odd numbered months (except March 4, 2017)  @1pm – 3:30 pm.  Godfrey’s Dogdom, 4267 New Holland Road, Mohnton PA 19540

~Adams County – Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am at the Littlestown Library  232 N Queen St, Littlestown, PA 17340 (Parking in the rear of the building.)

~Westminster, MD – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @7 pm Agricultural Extension Office Center, Westminster, MD   700 Agricultural Center Dr, (go to the end of Smith Ave.) Westminster, MD 21157. ( meeting room” E” at the Ag Extension Office – downstairs)

Equine Orientations:  As needed.  Email if interested.

Registration assisted by: Zapier