VIP – Volunteers in Process
Click here for Background Check Information required for all registered volunteers.
After Orientation, Volunteers in the registration process should keep a few things in mind . .
Step Two: Group Evaluation.
After attending Orientation, this workshop for you and your pet determines whether or not you and your pet are ready for visiting or if more training or socialization are needed. During this group evaluation, you and your dog will be asked to demonstrate basic obedience skills: sit, stay, down and walking on a loose lead. We also observe how the pet reacts to crowds, other dogs, rough petting, loud noises, wheel chairs or walkers, etc. Our trained evaluators will provide guidance in specific areas, if necessary.
The Group Evaluation is a one-time session . If you think your dog or you would like additional training and practice before the Group Evaluation, we work with several trainers in several areas who conduct classes to prepare you .
If for some reason, an issue cannot be resolved during the group evaluation, the evaluator will make suggestions on what needs to be worked on. Feel free to practice their suggestions, and try again at a later date.
Click here for dates/ times/ locations and the Group Evaluation Registration Form
Click here and go to the bottom of the page to find classes to prepare you and your dog.
Click here for guidelines regarding dogs who will be volunteering with more than one handler.
Step Three: Two Onsite Visit Evaluations by a KPETS Evaluator after completing a successful Workshop. Two different evaluators will be used for each observed visit. Please contact the evaluators directly to set up your onsite evaluation visits.
Here’s a list of KPETS Evaluators and their contact information:
When corresponding by email, please include “KPETS on-site visit evaluation” in the subject line of your email. Our evaluators are all volunteers and will respond to you as time allows. Please be patient or try calling, as well. Thank you!
Pam Miller 717-359-5756 email@example.com
Patrick Emmett 610-207-3879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Boyko 610-357-4851 or email@example.com
Cecelia Ulrich 717- 877- 1866 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster County Area:
Terri Wilner 717-290-7449 or email@example.com
Joni Soost 717-449-4815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Houston 717- 371-0803 or email@example.com
Jolene Newcomer 717-733-4024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy McKelvy 717-575-1278 or email@example.com
Monique Stein 717-725-3981 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Sage 717-682-1842 or email@example.com
Westminster, MD Area:
Sharon Schwemmer 410-239-3752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Durilla 301-703-4087 or email@example.com
Dotty Whittle 410-552-0899 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dee Muskin 410-596-4183 or email@example.com