Touching Lives, Warming Hearts

Through Human & Animal Interactions

Step One: Orientation

At this time our Orientations have been temporarily suspended.

Dates and Times for Canine and Small Animal Orientations below. (Mini horse is at the bottom of the list.)

~Lancaster County – 2nd Saturday of  the even numbered months @9am – 11:30am at the Brethren Village Fellowship Hall 3001 Lititz Pk, Lititz, PA

~Lebanon County– 1st Saturday of  odd numbered months @9 am – 11:30am at Juniper Village at The Club 101 Hearthstone Lane, Lebanon, PA.

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

~York County – 3rd Saturday of  the odd numbered months @9 am – 11:30am  SpiriTrust Lutheran (former Lutheran Social Services)  750 Kelly Drive, York, PA

~Cumberland County – First Saturday of every month @9:30am Country Meadows, Building #5 at 4905 E Trindle Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

~Adams County – 2020 Dates:  May 2nd, and September 5th @10:45 at the Littlestown Library  232 N Queen St, Littlestown, PA 17340 (Parking in the rear of the building.)

~Carroll County, MD – 2020 Dates:  Thursday, May 7th and Wednesday, October 7th@ 6:00pm at the Mt Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave, Mt Airy, MD .

~Mini Equine:  2020 Dates: Saturday, February 29@1:00pm & Monday, March 9@6:30pm Emerald Community Center  2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster

Click here to Sign Up!

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.


~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