Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Pacific Animal Therapy Society. You have correctly found the link for the application form. We accept an intake of new members approximately 3 times per year. We have recently completed our Spring intake and we hope to have a third intake for this year sometime in the fall. Please check back to this space for updates later in the summer. Please note - we are based in Victoria BC and we only accept applicants from the Greater Victoria area, the Saanich Peninsula and the Western Communities.
As a member of PATS you are asked to make a pet visit at least once per month (this can be averaged out over the year) and you should have some reasonable availability to volunteer - please ask yourself how you will fit this activity into your current life. There are opportunities throughout the week, including weekends, during the daytime hours but almost no evening visits.
Pets must be at least 6 months of age, have current immunizations including rabies and may not be on a diet which includes raw meat.
If you have any questions at this time please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org