Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara! We are always eager to have therapy dog teams join us in giving back to our community.

In order to become a therapy dog team, you will need to complete the following steps:

Step 1:  Complete the volunteer application below.
Step 2:  Schedule a Therapy Dog Evaluation. (Please download our Therapy Dog Evaluation to review our test requirements. If you feel you and your dog require training before taking our evaluation, you are welcome to register for one of our therapy dog training classes or use our evaluation for reference while you train at home.) 
Step 3:  Complete a two-hour volunteer training workshop (no cost)
Step 4:  Complete a TB test and LiveScan background check (no cost)
Step 5:  Schedule your volunteer time and dates.
Step 6:  Start volunteering!
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Therapy Dog Team Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara! Please complete the following application to get started.
If your dog is a mix, please list any known breed information. This information is used to get to know your dog better. Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara does not discriminate against any breed and your answer will not disqualify you from participating in our programs.
This will be verified later in the volunteer onboarding process.