Therapy Animal ID Card & Online Registration
In case you would like to register your dog as a therapy animal, My Service Animal Registrar is more than happy to help you with this process. Confirm the identification of your pet in order to make it possible for them to work with people who need moral support and psychiatric rehabilitation at different establishments.
First of all, a dog is required to complete a special training program to be able to work with people. Only after that, registration and actual work can be done. We provide you with a plastic ID card as well, so you can always prove the status of the animal in case the situation demands it.
After professional training, a handler can take their dog to places with people who need moral support. It includes hospitals, nursing houses, schools, various rehabilitation facilities, and others. With the help of an animal, it is possible to conduct animal-assisted therapy and decrease the feeling of loneliness, eliminate negative obsessive thoughts, make a socialization process much easier, and simply provide comfort for those who need this.
In order to work with different people, a dog needs to be calm, be okay with physical contact with strangers, won’t be scared easily, and overall be a very patient animal. If you feel that your pet will be good for this role, register it now at My Service Animal!
What are the benefits of a therapy dog ID card?
Unlike service animals and ESA ID cards, therapy dog ID cards do not give so many benefits to the pet and its owner. They do not have special access to public establishments, flights, or rental housing; however, it can be useful in some other ways.
Trained and registered animals are allowed to become mental health support to those who need it. They are able to become one of the following types of therapy animals:
- Therapeutic visitation dogs. These mainly visit various rehabilitation facilities together with their owners;
- Animal-assisted therapy dogs. These dogs help patients who are on the way to their full recovery. They can help with certain skills, assist in exercising programs, or be there to make it easier to concentrate on the actual tasks;
- Facility therapy dog. These dogs constantly live in such places as nurses’ homes and hospitals and help people to go through the hard times and comfort them when it is needed.
Provide us with the following information to register your dog
In case you are planning to register your pet as a therapy dog, first of all, you need to complete proper training; only after that, we will be able to add your dog to our database and give it a status of a professional therapy dog.
In order to register, you have to fill in the application and provide us with the following information:
- Name and breed of the dog;
- Name and phone number of the dog owner;
- Street address;
- City and the state;
- The photo of your pet (it is not required).
After that, your application will be confirmed, and you will get your ID card (and other accessories like harness, vest, tag, certificate of registration that you may purchase on our website) in three to five working days. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our customer support is always ready to assist!