Not all animals that are trained for therapy have to be directly through the program. Some can be animals from your very own home that you would like to have help others! As an owner of the animal you must go through training as well as making sure your animal meets all the requirements in order to be of service. All you have to do is put your animal through the service and if they achieve all the requirements then they are able to be used as therapy animals. This training is usually done through sessions involving the animal and the owners as well. It is through these trainings that the animal is fully evaluated in order to be of use.
Here are two sites that allow you to train your animal: