Touching Lives, Warming Hearts

Through Human & Animal Interactions

Step One: Orientation

We are resuming Orientations. Because of COVID-19, we will be limiting the workshop sizes.  Only the participant can attend the orientation. Anyone who accompanies you, will need to wait outside. All participants will be required to wear a mask and respect safe distancing guidelines during the Orientation.

York County: 

–  Tail Country Pet Resort  7580 Hill Rd, Dallastown, PA: Saturday, Nov 6 at 9:00 am / 2022 TBD
Lancaster County:
 ~Pleasant View Community,  544 N Penryn Rd, Manheim, PA: 9:00am – 3rd Sat of month (Except none in April & Dec)
~Hope United Methodist Church, 3474 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, PA: 9 am – 2nd Saturday of month
Carroll County, MD:
Mt Airy Library –  705 Ridge Ave, Mt Airy, MD:  TBD

Click here to Sign Up!

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


~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.

Registration assisted by: Zapier