Step 3: Team Evaluation

Schedule a Team Evaluation of your human-animal team's skills and aptitudes by a Pet Partners Licensed Team Evaluator. You can search for current evaluation openings or contact evaluators in your area and inquire about upcoming evaluations HERE.

Evaluations take approximately 45 minutes and are a role play of a visit. The Team Evaluation process evaluates the animal/handler team; how well the handler interprets and manages the animal's behavior and how well the animal responds to the handler. The main emphasis being that the animal is under control at all times. This process allows Pet Partners a rigorous way to identify teams that will be safe and successful in the community.

Team Evaluations are differentiated by species.  Please select the appropriate overview below to learn more about the evaluation exercises appropriate for your team.

Evaluation Overview - Dogs
Evaluation Overview - Cats
Evaluation Overview - Small Dogs
Evaluation Overview - Equines

Evaluation Overview - Llamas/Alpacas
Evaluation Overview - Rabbits & Guinea Pigs
Evaluation Overview - Pigs
Evaluation Overview - Birds
Evaluation Overview - Rats

You will need to bring several items to your evaluation as well as a completed Handler’s Questionnaire. The Pet Partners Team Evaluator will complete a score sheet that will be submitted with your registration paperwork. Evaluation scores are valid for 90 days. There are four possible scored outcomes to your evaluation: qualified to visit in a complex environment, qualified to visit in a predictable environment, not ready to visit, and not appropriate for visiting. Your evaluator will discuss your results with you at the end of the evaluation. Not everyone passes the first time. We encourage those who receive 'Not Ready to Visit' scores to spend some time preparing and try again in the future.

If the handler or the animal has a disability, we are happy to assist with accommodations. Please email prior to scheduling your evaluation so that special accommodations can be arranged.


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