After you have completed the workshop, you will attend a one-hour temperament testing session with you and your pet.
Temperament Testing is exactly what it says... we are looking for animals with accepting, adaptable and non-aggressive temperaments and handlers who know how to manage their pets. If the pet is obedience trained, that is wonderful, but it is not required.
The animal/handler team is introduced to a series of situations that the team can and will encounter on an AAT visit, such as wheelchairs, walkers, rolling IV's, elevators and working in close quarters with other animals. We need to be sure the animal is tolerant of these unusual conditions and not stressed and the volunteer is able to handle the pet appropriately.
Unacceptable pet behavior consists of, but is not limited to: growling, snapping or biting, lifting leg, excessive and/or uncontrollable barking or jumping, mounting and nervous or aggressive behavior. The pets MUST get along with all other animals and be easily controlled by the volunteer.
Our next new volunteer workshop will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, with Temperament Testing the following Saturday, September 30, 2017.
We will be accepting requests for applications for the next workshop for three weeks only, from July 1, 2017 through July 22, 2017. If you are interested in requesting an application to attend the workshop. please send an email including your name, home mailing address and phone number to email@example.com; or mail your request to: Caring Critters, Inc., 2617C West Holcombe Blvd., Box 265 Houston, TX 77025. Applications will be emailed in early August, 2017. Click Here for all other requests.
Please Note: All dogs and cats over the age of six months must be spayed or neutered.