Step 1. All dogs and their handlers who volunteer for the library's Read to a Dog program must be certified therapy dogs.
Organizations that provide this certification are:
- Therapy Dogs International
- Pet Partners
- Alliance of Therapy Dogs
- The Humane Society of Southern Arizona sometimes offers certification through their Pet VIP program.
Check the above websites for information about therapy dog/animal certification. The websites also list all the commands the dog must be able to do. A therapy dog is a very well-behaved dog, not a specially trained service animal. The dogs must also be calm and people focused.
Step 2. To volunteer at one of our libraries, please fill out a volunteer application form and turn it in to the branch or branches of your choice either in-person or by mail.
The minimum age for volunteering at the library is 14 years old.