Evaluation Screening introduction

What do I need to do to be able to attend a Caring Canines Evaluation?

You will need to send the following forms to be considered for an Evaluation.

  1. Completed Member Application Form – one to be filled out by each person who will be visiting.
  2. Completed Annual Health Form – this must be filled out by your veterinarian. A fecal sample must be done for this first Health Form. Each year there after, please check with your own veterinarian to see if your vet thinks this is necessary.
What dogs are allowed to apply ?

All dogs must be 2 yrs old or more or, turning 2 yrs old within 30 days  of their assigned screening.

Al dogs must have a current license and be fit to visit.

We regret we cannot consider the following Dog Breeds as Members of KCCS due to our insurance coverage

Includes but is not limited to:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasilero
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Doberman
  • Pitbull (American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Rottweiler
  • Any cross breeds with any of the above
  • Any dog which is classified as being dangerous by relevant legislation.
  • Any dog considered as a liability risk by the KCCS Board of Directors.
When is the Next Evaluation?

You will be contacted as soon as we have received all your paperwork and we have verified that you are eligible for an Evaluation. As soon we have the necessary amount of applicants to hold an Evaluation, we will contact you to confirm a time slot that you can attend. Evaluations are held at a local Veterinarian Office in Kelowna who assists us in the evaluations. They are held in the Spring and in the Fall of each year.

What do I need to know for the day of my Evaluation?

Please be on time for your scheduled slot. It takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Please make sure your dog is clean and groomed.

Please make sure your dog has a regular 4-6ft  leash. Flexi leads are not allowed for visiting or for the evaulation.

Please make sure your dog is wearing a regular collar- harnesses, a halti, martingales collars, prong collars, or slip collars, are not allowed for visiting or the evaluation. 

How much does it cost to be a member of Kelowna Caring Canines?

The annual membership fee is $30.00 payable at the Evaluation. This helps with our Societies Liability Insurance coverage.

What happens after I pass the Evaluation?

You will be required to attend a training seminar that will take a couple of hours. After you have completed the seminar you will be able to visit at a medical facility, residential care home of your choice and events. The first time you visit, you will accompany an experienced Caring Canine volunteer and their dog. This volunteer will be familiar with the facility and be able to assist you with the orientation and any questions you may have.
For your second visit, an experienced volunteer will accompany you and your dog. If the experienced volunteer believes you are ready to visit on your own you after the second visit, you will be scheduled for regular visits.

 Each facility you visit, may require additional paperwork and a criminal history check. 

We do expect that you and your dog will commit to volunteering on a  regular basis