Have a well mannered, social dog with whom you’d like to volunteer?
Monadnock Therapy Pets (MTP) is Monadnock Humane Society’s therapy dog volunteer program. Through it, we support people in the region who are interested in volunteering with their dogs. This group includes both experienced therapy dog volunteers, people who are just getting started volunteering, and people who are looking for information about therapy dog work in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire.
To become a registered Therapy Dog team, dog and handler go through a rigorous testing process. Our Training Center instructors can help you prepare for testing. To find out about upcoming classes that can help your dog prepare to become a registered therapy dog, check our schedule here: Training Classes
Monadnock Therapy Pet Meetings
Monthly Meetings –Open to Anyone Interested in Therapy Dog work.
Monadnock Therapy Pets meets monthly in the Training Center on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are open and free to the public. We ask that you attend your first meeting without your dog. This group is offers dog owners a chance to meet therapy dog handlers and learn about the registration process. It gives Facilities a way to reach local registered therapy dog volunteers and request dog visits. It provides support to local therapy dog handlers. You don't have to have a registered therapy dog to join.
Questions? Contact MHS Community Outreach Coordinator Amee Abel at MoTherapyPets@gmail.com or by phone at (603) 352-9011 ext 135.
Therapy Dog Evaluations
MHS is proud to host therapy dog evaluations for a variety of therapy dog programs. Alliance of Therapy Dog evaluations may be scheduled through ATD local evaluators. Learn more about ATD here: www.therapydogs.com
Therapy Dog Training Classes
This 5-week class will help you prepare to be evaluated and get Registered. Our next session of this class will be available soon. $130. HERE is the class link for more information and to register once we have announced our next start date. FMI, please contact our Training Center 603-352-9011 x206
To learn more about Monadnock Therapy Pets and to start volunteering with your Registered Therapy Dog here at MHS, please contact the MHS Community Outreach Coordinator at AmeeA@humanecommunity.org or by phone at (603) 352-9011 ext 135
Where Can You Meet Our Therapy Dog Teams?
MHS' Therapy Dog volunteers are frequent visitors at MHS events. You'll meet them at local healthcare facilities, local schools, camps, & libraries. You can read to them at our Adoption and Learning Center. Find out more about the Read to a Dog program here.
All our visiting teams are registered and insured. This means the dog and owner have trained for work in healthcare and educational facilities and carry liability insurance when you meet them.