If you are interested in working in pet therapy with your dog or simply want to support therapy dog work in the Albuquerque community, we have a place for you. We have two categories of membership in High Desert Therapy Dogs for you to consider:
Supporting Members – These are members with all the rights and benefits of membership, who do not wish to serve as therapy dog teams at this time. They might be between dogs, have dogs that are not quite ready to function as therapy dogs, or simply want to support therapy dog work without a dog. If their situations should change and they desire to begin visiting with a therapy dog, they may do so after going through the evaluation and observation process all Visiting Members are required to complete.
To apply for Supporting Membership, please fill out the form below to request a membership application.
Visiting Members – These are members with dogs who want to participate actively in therapy dog work. In order to be a Visiting Member, the handler and dog must apply for membership and then go through an evaluation and observation process with their dogs.
To apply for Visiting Membership, please fill out the form below to request a membership application.
NOTE: Whether you are applying for membership as a Visiting Member, we require a background check (at your cost). Supporting Members who want to accompany therapy dog teams to any site must have submitted a background check (at your cost). When you submit the form below, our Director of Membership will provide the details.