Below are the guidelines for joining Dr Dog in Hong Kong.

Potential volunteers – basic requirements

All potential volunteers must:

  • be over the age of 18 and have their own dog.
  • be clean and presentable at all times.
  • be committed to the programme and its aims.
  • have good "people skills" and an enthusiastic, patient personality.
  • enjoy meeting new people and willing to be a part of a team.


Dr Dogs - all potential volunteer dogs must:

  • be at least two years old and healthy.
  • have a happy, calm and friendly nature.
  • have lived with the handler for at least six months prior to examination.
  • be de-sexed.
  • display basic obedience skills.
  • be vaccinated, with proof of up-to-date vaccinations provided for our records. (Photocopies of vaccination records are acceptable.)
  • receive regular annual veterinary check ups, even if healthy and showing no indication of obvious medical problems.
  • be clean and presentable at all times.
  • not be routinely dressed up in costumes.