An application fee of $35 per handler is charged to cover administrative costs, including handouts, insurance and other expenses. After completing the registration process, there is an annual renewal cost of $35 for liability insurance.
The orientation session is approximately three hours long and provides information about KPETS’ mission, services, expectations for the pet and handlers, information about visits.
KPETS is required to have background clearances on file for all volunteer. Getting the required Background Checks is something you can start at any time.
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Following orientation, each team must complete a KPETS Group Evaluation.. This step determines if the team is ready for an actual visit or if more training or socialization may be needed. During the evaluation, you and your equine will be asked to demonstrate basic obedience: stand, back, side to side, stay in place and walking on a loose lead. We also observe the way the equine reacts to crowds, well-controlled dogs, rough petting, loud noises, wheelchairs and/or walkers, etc. Our trained evaluators will provide guidance in specific areas, as needed. If a “Ready” status is not obtained for this evaluation, we encourage practicing their suggestions and trying again at a later date.
After completion of a successful group evaluation, you will join us on an actual visit with our evaluators for on-the-job training and evaluation.
After all the above steps are successfully met, all required paperwork needs to be completed and submitted for processing. You will then receive a certificate of completion and your official KPETS name tag. You will also receive a letter instating your liability insurance for coverage.