Touch Our Pets - Therapy Dogs - known as TOP Dogs - was started by eight dedicated Therapy Dog handlers, and their pets, in August 2008.

Our motto is - TOP Dogs spread smiles for miles - this is being achieved, on a regular basis, with visits from our friendly non-threatening dogs, to many local venues.

Touch Our Pets Therapy Dogs (aka TOP dogs) prides itself on its professionalism, and high ethical standards, and therefore adheres to all the requirements of a Non Profit Organisation, with:

We also have a strict code of conduct that all members agree to adhere to, to ensure standards are kept high.

But what we pride ourselves on most, is that we ‘Spread smiles for miles’.

President: Ilona Kruger
Vice President: Corrie Niemann
Founder & KZN Coordinator: Angie Thornton
Treasurer: Doly Stiff
Secretary: Karen Scholes

Other portfolios are covered by:
A legal constitution - setting out all the required obligations of the organisation
A bank account in the name of TOP Dogs, with 2 out of 3 signatories for any withdrawals
Public Liability Insurance cover, for all dogs when they’re representing TOP Dogs
Non Profit status (registration number 074-086 NPO)
Public Benefit Organisation status (PBO no. 930034908)
A governing board - with a minimum of 8 members, including a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Administrator, all team leaders plus others with various portfolios. Meetings are held regularly with recorded minutes - all policy decisions are made democratically by a majority vote
An AGM - including a financial report (members can also contact the treasurer to ask to see the accounts at any time), an annual report, and reports from each team leader. If any changes to the constitution are needed voting takes place by members present, or by proxy vote. The minutes are distributed to all members
Financial reports submitted annually to SARS
All minutes, annual reports, and financial reports along a narrative report are submitted annually to the Dept of Social Development
Letters/ Certificates of Appreciation received:
Raise funds for TOP Dogs with every swipe. Apply for your card at Woolworths or www.myschool.co.za
Alta Rossouw
Corrie Niemann
Denise Naudé
Diane Logie
Vanessa Garland