Promoting literacy in schools, soothing fears in the courthouse, comforting pediatric patients, medically fragile children, cognitively and physically challenged children, and teens struggling with anxiety, stress and grief.

Getting Started as a Therapy Team

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1. Pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test.

2. Pass a leading agency’s Therapy Dog Certification Test.

Please note that RRTD does not accept teams certified by Therapy Dogs INTERNATIONAL. We are happy to help you set up re-testing with one of the above agencies.

3.  Fill out our Volunteer Application, then contact us. We’ll arrange a meeting with our Welcome Team. They will answer any questions and help you to:

Apply online, click here.


For more information on getting started and training your dog for the CGC or therapy dog evaluations, please contact board member Susie Danzis at Training Tails Dog Training.