Thank you for your interest in Creature Comfort Pet Therapy. We have an amazing group of volunteers and would love to have you join our family! Below are some details on our certification process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
OUR SERVICE AREA
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy teams visit within the service area indicated on this map, and we are forever adding new visits!
STEP 1: Application and Records
STEP 2: Phone Intake Interview
This is an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding our test or organization and for the Creature Comfort staff to get to know you a bit. We will review your goals for pet therapy and your availability so we can ensure we have visits to fit your desires, schedule and location.
STEP 3: Evaluation Test
The pet therapy evaluation is a combination test of obedience and pet temperament. Each evaluation is generally 20-30 minutes and certifies the handler with that specific pet. If you wish to visit with two or more dogs, you must pass the evaluation with each dog separately. If more than one person in the family wishes to do visits, they must each pass the evaluation with the animal. Certification is valid for two years.
Evaluation Test Overview
STEP 4: Orientation
This 2 hour long in-person training session will cover some uncommon situations that may occur, review our policies, and answer any questions you may have.
STEP 5: Mentor Visit
Before you head out on your own, on your first visit, you will be accompanied by an experienced therapy team.
The fee for certification includes the evaluation test, access to our training information (test preparation and orientation), a mentor visit, t-shirt, Creature Comfort ID badge, certificate, 2-yr membership with CCPT and insurance coverage at CCPT approved facilities.
New Team $100.00
Additional Family member with the same pet +$50.00
Additional pet +$25.00
Re-certification (every 2 years) $25.00
You will receive a full refund if you cancel more than one week before your scheduled evaluation date. No refunds will be given for cancellations within one week of your scheduled evaluation.
If you do not pass your evaluation and are invited to retest, you will be given the choice of retesting at a later date or receive a $25 refund.
Upcoming Evaluations and Orientations
Oct. 28 at Paws-itive, Rockaway
Nov. 18 at Atlantic Rehab. Institute, Morristown
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER
P.O. Box 872, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
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We are proud to be listed as a therapy dog
certification organization through the AKC.