VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUR PET CAT WEBINAR
Have you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend a one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program on Friday, October 24th at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (6 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Central, 4 p.m. Mountain, 2 p.m. Alaska, 1 p.m. Hawaii). Led by Mary Margaret Callahan, National Director of programs with experienced volunteer Dion Dostaler, this session will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your domestic cat. Click here to register. View the technical requirements.
Time not convenient for you? This session will be recorded for future playback. You may also watch a general session here.
PET PARTNERS ONLINE STORE REOPENS
Handler guides and branded merchandise for registered teams, licensed team evaluators and instructors may now be purchased online here. Login using your Pet Partners ID# (found on your badge) and a first-time password of petpartners. After you login you will be prompted to change your password and set a security question. We listened to your feedback and hope you find the new store more intuitive and easier to navigate.
* The store requires separate login credentials from our Online Community and our online course site. New teams will have access approximately one week after registration.
Contact email@example.com should you need assistance.
We are excited to announce that Catherine “Annie” Magnant is the new President and CEO of Pet Partners. A visionary leader, strategic thinker and exceptional communicator, Magnant brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the Pet Partners team. Magnant departs Special Olympics International where she served as Vice President of Personal Giving and Special Events. She had a broad and positive impact there by introducing innovative fundraising strategies and engaging staff globally. Additionally, Magnant has served as Executive Director for the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation and had significant leadership roles at the Arthritis Foundation, Virginia Chapter and the Leukemia Society of America. “It’s an honor to be joining such a wonderful community and cause, and I look forward to working collaboratively with so many passionate individuals. From my first experience visiting a local hospital with a Pet Partners team, to the great-hearted - yet practical - vision of what we can accomplish going forward, Pet Partners has proven inspiring. I’m thrilled that we can shape the future together!” offered Magnant.
PET PARTNERS WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT / CEO
PET PARTNERS FEATURE VIDEO
Announcing Pet Partners *NEW* feature video! This touching video is an overview of the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program. It features several teams throughout the country visiting various facilities.
You can watch the video by clicking on the photo above or here. Pet Partners is deeply grateful to all those who contributed to this effort including Nancy George-Michalson and our longtime friends and collaborators, Cheri and David Frei.
Special thanks to the production’s funders,
The Cross Foundation and the Edith Taylor Charitable Endowment
Give a gift in honor of a special person, pet or therapy animal team
that has made a difference in your life
Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, or in honor or memory of someone special, your gift to Pet Partners is a wonderful way to both support our mission and recognize someone about
whom you care. Of course, we’ll send a notification of your gift so that your honoree knows about your
thoughtful contribution. Visit this page to make an online donation.
Thank you for supporting the work of Pet Partners!
THERAPY ANIMAL WEB PAGES AND TRADING CARDS
|Therapy Animal Teams; Have you created your pet(s)' webpage and ordered trading cards yet? It's a delightful way to share stories about your pet and create greater awareness about the benefits of animal-assisted interactions! Children and patients love receiving the cards during visits as a way to remember their new friends.
The webpage that you create will not only showcase your therapy animal, but will allow those visiting the page a convenient way to donate to Pet Partners and support our programs. We provide templates and step-by-step instructions that make creating a personalized page for your pet a breeze!
For more information, including pricing, click here. Note: You must be logged in as a registered Pet Partners volunteer to access the page.
IN THE NEWS
Miniature horses delight seniors
, by Lisa Black. Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania, September 17, 2014.
The Cat Will See You Now
, by Anna O'Brien. Cats USA Magazine, 2015 Annual, Vol 22, pgs 74-77.
A Golden Touch
, by Paula Scott. Retriever Life (reprinted from Pet Partners Interactions), August 16, 2014.
Dogs help with therapy sessions
, by Valerie Valdez. Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas, August 16, 2014.
Aragon aka Lord Tubbington and Lil BUB: Conscious Cats, Making a Difference in the World
, posted by Ingrid. The Conscious Cat, August 7, 2014.
Find older articles about the human-animal bond in our News Archives