Becoming a Certified Therapy Team

In 2011, the AKC developed and implemented a therapy dog title. Along with the information on how to earn that title, they also developed a comprehensive list of certifying AKC Recognized Therapy Dog Organizations in the US. Use a visit to the list to determine the best group to contact for your needs.

For those in the Susquehanna Valley, the following certifying opportunity is available:  Susquehanna Trail Dog Training Club, Connie Cuff, contact via

For those in the Harrisburg/Lebanon/Lancaster area of Pennsylvania, the following local certifiying possibilties are available:

1) Caring Hearts Pet Therapy, George and Debbie Wertz, contact via or Kathy Laverty, contact via

2) K-Pets, contact via