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Client Consent for Animal Assisted Sessions

Not every client will be interested in participating in animal assisted sessions. In these cases, you need to have a safe, quiet place for your animal to go where other people cannot access them unsupervised. Be sure to bring items to the office that are comforting to your animal and needed to maintain their emotional and physical wellness such as crates, beds, water and food dishes, toys, vaccine tags and records, treats, etc. Bringing an animal onsite also requires additional expenses as well as paperwork:

  • Bite/property destruction insurance for the animal
  • Disclose about the animal's involvement in services to clients
  • Disclosure about the animal's level of training if appropraite
  • Allowing clients to consent to animal assisted sessions
  • Animal health insurance if appropriate
  • Post a picture of your animal in the waiting room so clients know an animal is onsite


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