What you Need to Know

Fill out the application form below the requirements and expectations.


  • Handler and pet are required to be active members in a recognized Therapy Animal organization. 
    • Former and retired Service Dogs will be considered if they have become Therapy Dogs.

  • Handler and pet must have been an active Therapy Animal team for a minimum of 1 (one) year.

  • Handler and pet must be insured through their primary Therapy Animal organization 

  • Handler must present a copy of the pet’s current Rabies vaccination, and a copy of a negative fecal test to include with the application.

  • Handler must undergo background check with local law enforcement.

  • Pet must be good around all types of people, and must also be well behaved around other animals.

  • Handler must purchase and embroider dog vest/cape.

  • Membership fee is a one-time $100 donation to Hannah’s Heart


  • Handler and pet are expected to remain active members in a recognized Therapy Animal organization. 

  •  All handlers must purchase and wear appropriate Hannah’s Heart shirt or name tag. 

  • All animals must wear our vest/cape with Hannah’s Heart embroidered on it including Pet's name.

  • Teams must carry the following at all times:  insurance, litter bags, 4’ leash. 

  • Animals must always be clean, nails trimmed, and brushed.

  • Handlers must always be clean and presentable. 

  • Handlers are to always remain impartial in all situations without expressing opinions; political, religious, or otherwise. 

  • Cases can be very sensitive and must be kept confidential. 

  • The process from deposition to the actual court cases can take months to years to come to completion, so members must be available and open to a changing schedule. 

  • Cases are not scheduled on any regular basis, so there may be months with no activity. 

  • This is a volunteer organization. No one is compensated for their time and effort. (Some courts will allow for reimbursement of parking at the courthouse)

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