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Getting Involved

Membership in Caring Canines Therapy Dogs, Inc. is open to all. The minimum age requirement is age 16. All dogs must be at least one year of age and current on all vaccinations, specifically rabies, distempter and bordetella. A Veterinarian signed health release is required.

The certification process begins with an initial meeting with one of our staff Evaluators. A  test will be given to evaluate dog and handler as a team. A minimum of four separate visitations wil be made to medical facilites so our Evaluators can observe the dog and handler .
In additon to the above, each dog is required to pass the Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Test.
CGC is a 10 step certification program designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
All dogs that pass the CGC test will be awarded a certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).
For more information on the 10 step test please see tab marked CGC.

If you are ready to join us and begin the certification process please contact one of our Evaluators. They are available as follows:
     Weekdays & Weekends:
           Clermont Area
           Christine Yoder
            (352) 394-5994
      Weekdays & Weekends:
       Grand Island Area
            Lois Cousins
           (352) 250-6940 

            Ryna LaValle 
          (352) 406-3399 
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Caring Canines Therapy Dogs, Inc.
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