Membership & Test Forms

Please print one each of the following forms and bring to the testing site with you.


 2018 ATD Test & Membership Download


Qualifications for Alliance Of Therapy Dogs begin with a friendly dog, any breed or mix, and an owner/handler who has a desire to share it with those who are no longer able to own a pet, or are in a health facility separated or away from their pets.  Dogs must be at least one year of age to be tested and observed.


Our process begins with a test done by one of our Tester/Observers in your area. This test includes a handling portion which tests your dog’s basic good manners and your handling skills.  If you and your dog pass, you move to the next step of interacting with residents or strangers on three supervised visits.


The following items are things you will want to bring with you to your initial test that you have scheduled with the Tester/Observer:


ATD Member Application

Release of Claims Form

Current year ATD Test

Test Evaluation Form

Required for testing – copy of proof of rabies vaccination

Required for testing- proof of negative fecal exam done within the last 12 months.
(signed & dated ‘VETERINARIAN OR CLINIC’ section on application or written proof)

4′ or shorter leash and ATD approved collar

Water for dog (available)

Bag for clean-up (available)

Paper towels (available)


Upon successful completion, the following must be submitted for review and processing for membership:


Your original completed ATD Test

ATD Member Application

Test Evaluation Form

Release of Claims  Form

Correct membership fees

Copy of proof of rabies vaccination


All of these items must be completed and returned together to the corporate office in order to process your membership application in a timely manner.
Please review the following ATD documents so you understand what is required as a pet therapy team registered with ATD.


Thank you for your interest in membership with Alliance Of Therapy Dogs and Paws 2 Care a local Upstate SC group.