Invisible Paw Prints, INC.

501(c)(3) non-profit Testing & Registry for Therapy Dogs

Invisible Paw Prints, INC.

501(c)(3) non-profit Testing & Registry for Therapy Dogs


About Us


Mission Statement

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.  


Vision Statement

Become the called-on organization to provide therapy dog assistance to various communities throughout the United States today, tomorrow, and into the future.  


Founded by Rob kortus

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.

Become a Therapy Dog Team

become a therapy dog team from anywhere in the usa

 Becoming an Invisible Paw Prints Therapy Dog Team 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.

  • Need obedience training? Contact Rob at Commander In Leash Dog Obedience & Behavior Training:

  • Yes to the above? Then let's get started!


  • Requirements: ​Minimum six months old to test (younger dogs can receive waiver).

  • 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 you are already an active registered therapy dog team, all we need to transition you to IPP is just paperwork, no testing. ​


  • Membership is available in ALL states. The Invisible Paw Prints testing process is simple! The below link contains the downloadable IPP Membership Guideline 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 vest or bandanna, and liability insurance coverage for your canine companion! Then contact an organization(s) in your community to begin your new journey!


Application Process

It is simple to apply

Applications with Examiner Available in your area:

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:

Follow directions for No Examiner Available on page 8. You will have to read and fill out some of appendixes A, B, D, J, K, & O. Once completed, sign all necessary documents, scan, and email to Once all documents are received, reviewed, and approved, we will notify you of the approval and mail out your membership packet.

Members Guideline Document below...


Meet our Board of Directors

Meet our Advisory Board Members

Book that influenced the creation of Invisible Paw Prints


Invisible Paw prints

Available on Amazon. Donations of $50 or more will receive an autographed copy. All proceeds go to Invisible Paw Prints. 

Help Our Cause

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

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become a therapy dog team! you will love the journey with your canine companion!

Giving back to the community in such a wonderful capacity and creating a legacy for your canine companion is priceless!