After you have attended an Orientation, this screening for you and your pet determines whether or not you and your pet are ready for visiting or if more training or socialization is needed.
~Pet must be at least one year old
~Pets must have lived with handler for at least six months.
~You must have attended a KPETS Orientation Session within the past year.
You and your pet will be asked to demonstrate basic obedience skills. The evaluator will observe how you and your pet react to crowds, other pets, rough petting, loud noises, wheel chairs or walkers, etc. Our trained evaluators will provide guidance in specific areas, if necessary.
If your pet is not ready, 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.
If two people will be volunteering with the same pet it is recommended that each handler test at a separate group evaluation session. Many pets get stressed by switching between handlers and/or by the additional time needed to run through each exercise with each handler.
Dates and Locations of Group Evaluations
~Lancaster group evaluations
*1st Tuesday of every month @6:30 pm – Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster
*3rd Monday of every month @ 6:00pm – Colonial Lodge Community, 2015 N. Reading Road, Denver
*4th Wednesday of every month (except December)@ 6:15 pm – Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 450 West Main Street, Mountville
~Lebanon group evaluation: 2nd Saturday of each month @ 9:30 am – Juniper Village at The Club 101 Hearthstone Lane, Lebanon, PA
~Hershey group evaluation: 2nd Tuesday every month @ 6:15 pm – Traditions of Hershey, 100 N Larkspur Drive, Palmyra, PA
~York group evaluation: 1st Monday every month (except 2nd Monday January, July, Sept, Oct 2018) @ 6 pm – Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 1920 Trolley Road, York, PA
~Westminster, MD group evaluation: Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, June 13 @ 7pm -“Blizzard” building at Carroll County Ag Center 706 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD (go to the end of Smith Ave.)
~Berks group evaluation: 3rd Monday of every month @ 6:00pm – Colonial Lodge Senior Living, 2015 N. Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517
~Equine group evaluation: TBD