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.

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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  Oct, Dec @9am – 11:30am at the Emerald Community Center  2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster

~Lebanon County– 1st Saturday of  Nov 2@9 am – 11:30am at Juniper Village at The Club 101 Hearthstone Lane, Lebanon, PA.  2020 Dates:  1st Saturday of odd numbered months

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

~Cumberland County – 3rd Saturday of  Oct, Nov @9:30am Vibra Life 707 Shepherstown Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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

~Adams County – 2020 dates TBD at the Littlestown Library  232 N Queen St, Littlestown, PA 17340 (Parking in the rear of the building.)

~Carroll County, MD – Wednesday, October 2, 2019@6:00 pm Mt. Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave, Mt Airy, MD. 2020 Dates:  Saturday, February 8@10 am Mt Airy Library; Thursday, May 7 and Wednesday, October 7@ 6:30pm at the Finksburg Library.

~Mini Equine:  TBD for 2020 at the Emerald Community Center  2120 Oregon Pike, Lancaster

Registration assisted by: Zapier