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 Therapy Dog Organizations in the US. Use a visit to the list to determine the best group for your needs.
For those in the Harrisburg/Lebanon/Hershey area of Pennsylvania, the following local certifiying possibilties are available:
1) The Susquehenna Valley Red Cross, Kathy Laverty, Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Therapy Dogs Inc, Sally Henry, Contact via http://www.lebanoncountykc.org/therapy.htm
3) K-Pets in Palmyra, Laura Witman, Contact via Pet Headquarters http://www.pethq.net/aboutus.html