This form is for dog owners who are interested to join SOSD Healing Paws Programme as a dog-handling volunteer. You will be bringing your dog for Healing Paws sessions and interacting with the various beneficiaries from our partner organisations.
Healing Paws does not certify therapy dogs. The purpose of our assessment is to screen your dog’s suitability for volunteering at Healing Paws activities only.
Your dog’s welfare and happiness are our greatest priorities. Animal-Assisted Activities can be a potentially stressful experience for animals. We would like to ask a few questions, so that we may advise you on whether or not SOSD’s Healing Paws Programme is the right fit for your furry buddy!
Applicants who pass this pre-screening will be invited to a temperament assessment. Applicants who pass the temperament assessment must attend training first before attending Healing Paws visits. We conduct assessments and trainings three times a year, every January, May and September.
After submitting this form, please allow 3-4 working days for our programme coordinator to get in touch with you. Feel free to contact us at Healingpaws@sosd.org.sg should you have a question!
If you do not own a dog, but wish to join us for Healing Paws visits, please fill up THIS FORM to sign up as an AAA Assistant.