ABLEPaws helps others to become Pet Partner® teams by sponsoring Pet Partner® Handler Courses and Pet Partner® Evaluations three times a calendar year. We also offer Skills Practice sessions prior to an evaluation so hopeful teams can judge if they are ready to take the final test.
Step One: Pet Partner® Handler’s Course
Take the Pet Partner® Handler’s Course either in class or online. This one full day course is for the Handler only (without your animal). Find out more HERE.
Step Two: Skills Practice
Participate in a Skills Practice (optional). This is an opportunity to reserve a time slot to work with experienced handlers to practice many of the skills you’ll need in order to pass the evaluation. This Skills Practice is done with you and your animal. Find out more HERE.
Step Three: Pet Partner® Evaluation
This is when you and your animal will go through designated exercises with a Pet Partner® evaluator and a team of volunteers. After successfully passing the Evaluation the final step is to submit your Evaluation results and completed application form to Pet Partners®. They will then email your official registration letter and send a badge. Find out more HERE.
Dates and descriptions for each of these events can be found on our calendar HERE or at petpartners.org.
Pet Partners® registers nine (9) species with their human handlers. Specific limitations such as age, length of time in the home, etc. can be found on Pet Partners® website petpartners.org.
Horses & donkeys
Llamas & alpacas
Want to Become an ABLEPaws member?
Find out more information, download our membership application form HERE or Contact Us.