Cavalry King Charles Spaniel
2) A human that has the dedication to give of their time, warmth and care to other humans in need. [I believe I just described a Cavalier and its owner.]
The requirements are:
1) Passing the Canine Good Citizen Test and the Temperament Test. [Testing is done by a certified evaluator.]
2) The dog must be one year of age and the handler 12 years of age with adult supervision. The majority of handlers are adults.
To learn the specifics of becoming a Pet Partner team here is Duke’s Story...
Hi There! I am an ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY DOG. I live and work with my owner and handler Lois Abrams. We help make people of all ages feel better. We visit homes for abused kids, shelters for adults, youth and children, Ronald MacDonald House, nursing homes, assisted living homes for seniors and rehabilitation hospitals. Pet Partners such as dogs, cats, rabbits, and hamsters belong to Delta Society and work with their human pet partners. We are members of Create-A-Smile in Orange County, CA. I have been working with Lois; I call her “Mom”, since I turned one year of age. I love seeing all those people we visit, smile and laugh playing with me and my animal friends and their human partners.