Invisible Paw Prints, Inc., is an organization led by compassionate volunteers who use their canine companions to provide heartwarming visits in support of local community organizations.
Become the called-on organization to provide therapy dog assistance to various communities throughout the United States today, tomorrow, and into the future.
Founded in 2016 and incorporated in 2017 by Rob Kortus with the influence of his Border Collie, Sophie. The stories of Sophie and her encounters are in Rob's first book, Invisible Paw Prints. Hence the founding organizations name. “Sophie will leave behind no paw prints, only trails of human smiles, happiness, hope, and love.” (quote from the book). Invisible Paw Prints is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). We are 100% volunteers. Nobody is paid a penny.
Invisible Paw Prints is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Unlike other testing organizations, our staff is not paid a penny - 100% volunteer organization.
Becoming an Invisible Paw Prints Therapy Dog Team is Easy...
Use the members guide (PDF) in conjunction with your application process below. Members Guide is located after this section.
Applications with Examiner Available in your area (Charlotte, NC and surrounding communities):
Fill out appendixes B, C, D, & E in their ENTIRETY using the members guideline document below (link). The only out of house document required will be the vaccination records check signed by your veterinarian. Once completed, call us to schedule test.
Applications with Examiner not available in your area (examiners only located in Charlotte, NC at this time):
Fill out appendixes B, D, E, J, K, & O and complete the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test (Appendix A) using the members guidelines below. The CGC test is done with an AKC CGC Tester. Once completed, sign all necessary documents, scan, and email to email@example.com. Once all documents are received, reviewed, and approved, we will notify you of the approval and mail out your membership packet.
Applications when you are a member of another therapy dog organization and want to transfer to Invisible Paw Prints:
To join IPP from another organization, just submit the following items:
Once your IPP membership is activated by submitting your tax deductible annual membership fee of $45 (here on PayPal or check), you will receive an IPP certificate, ID card, vest, and your liability insurance is activated..
Remember, IPP is an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog testing and registry non-profit and IPP is a 100% volunteer organization and nobody is paid a penny unlike other therapy dog organizations who are paid with members funds. We thank you for supporting our non-profit teams!
Members Guideline Document below...
From the CEO: Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals through the testing and registry of therapy dog teams throughout the United States who will then give back to our communities in a most wonderful capacity. I thank you ahead of time for your donation. Rob Kortus, CEO & Founder
Ida-Claire, you will be missed by so many. We all love you!
Rob does speaking engagements on the impact of therapy dogs so schedule now!
Giving back to the community in such a wonderful capacity and creating a legacy for your canine companion is priceless!