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 insurance coverage for the group and visit evaluations.

Younger volunteers under 18 may become a Registered Junior Handler. The parent must be a registered KPETS Team with the same pet. Junior handlers 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.

Sign Up Here!

You will get an email confirmation within several days of submitting your request to attend.  That email will contain the forms you’ll need to complete and bring to the Orientation.

See Dates and Times for Orientations below:

~Lancaster County – 2nd Saturday of even months @9am 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 July, Sept, Nov @9 am – noon  SpiriTrust Lutheran (former Lutheran Social Services)  750 Kelly Drive, York, PA

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

~Adams County – Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:45 am at the Littlestown Library  232 N Queen St, Littlestown, PA 17340 (Parking in the rear of the building.)

~Westminster, MD – Saturday, February 9, 2019 @10:30 am (weather make up date:  Saturday, February 23 @10:30 am) 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 Orientation:  As requested at the Emerald Community Center  2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster

Registration assisted by: Zapier