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I do not give my dogs annual boosters (vaccinations), can they still be a Therapy Dog?

Yes.  We follow the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) guidelines that state that dogs should not be vaccinated more frequently than every 3 years and only then by challenge (blood test).  We will accept titre tests or VacciCheck as proof of immunity and wormcount.com (or similar) as proof of anti-parasitic care.

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Where do I go for support?

Sometimes things don’t always go to plan.  You may need additional support and guidance, or you may not be comfortable with a person or situation. It could be something very simple or a more complex situation We have a dedicated Wellbeing Officer who will listen to you and offer help and support.  In addition, you

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Safety

Volunteering with TDN is very rewarding.  The concept of Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT) is very simple but highly effective.  We want you to enjoy your time with us.  However, if for any reason you become uncomfortable during your visits or are being asked to do something you are not happy with, please politely decline and

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