Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Pacific Animal Therapy Society. You have correctly found the link to apply for PATS membership. Please note - this is a web based program, the application form is not available for downloading - it is "live" when the application process is open. At that time, instead of this message you will connect to the application form. We accept an intake of new members approximately 3 times per year. We have recently completed our Spring intake, the next intake will begin on September 20th, and will remain open for 3 weeks or until full. Please note that recent intakes filled within 2 - 3 days. We are based in Victoria BC and 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