• Membership is available in ALL states. The Invisible Paw Prints testing process is simple! The button link below contains the downloadable IPP Membership Guidelines in one easy to read package. 
  • ​The annual IPP tax deductible Membership fee of only $45.​
  • ​Once the testing and observation process is complete, you will receive a registration certificate, ID Card, custom bandanna, and liability insurance coverage for your canine companion! Then contact an organization(s) in your community to begin your new journey!
  • ​Donations of $40 or more will receive a personalized autographed book from Rob and Sophie. Donate here by using the link below.

Are you the right person to become a therapy dog team?

There is no perfectly behaved dog.  We want your

dog to be itself, a dog.  

Becoming an Invisible paw Prints member is easy!

  • Do you love being around and interacting with adults and/or children?
  • Are you comfortable in a nursing home, children’s facility, library, medical setting, etc.?
  • Do you enjoy giving back to the community in a volunteer capacity?
  • Can you volunteer just six times a year any time you want?
  • We know your vet maintains your canine’s medical records, annual physical and vaccinations up-to-date.
  • ​​Invisible Paw Prints will accept any breed with the exception of any state laws prohibiting specific breeds of dogs in that particular state.
  • Yes to the above? Then let's get started!

Rob's cell phone: 828-545-0445

  • Therapy dogs do not have to be perfectly behaved dogs. We want your dog to be a dog!
  • Minimum eight months old to test (younger dogs can receive waiver).
  • The handlers test? Left turn, right turn, sit or stand for 15 seconds, meet another dog (5' apart at all times), etc.
  • Our test is Not a rigorous test or multi-day test process. The test typically takes less than one hour if an IPP examiner is available in your area.
  • If there is no IPP examiner in your area, you ONLY have to have the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate (within last year).
  • Must show the following requirements/records current within one year from your veterinarian:
    • Annual physical
    • Rabies vaccine
    • Initial vaccinations: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus
    • Fecal exam within one year (negative test)