Are you interested in becoming a therapy animal team? Pet Partners is inviting prospective teams across the country to apply for a Team Scholarship generously funded through The Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation. If you have an animal that meets our eligibility requirements and are able to locate a Team Evaluator/Evaluation near you, complete a scholarship application to take advantage of this great opportunity. Scholarships will cover the cost of the handler course, evaluation and registration fee. Prospective teams will be responsible for their own veterinarian fees. There are a limited number of scholarships available, so apply now. We ask that all scholarship applicants complete all four steps of the process no later than July 2014.
Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams in the News
This holiday season, when you shop online, you have the opportunity to support Pet Partners at the same time.
iGive.com is changing online shopping for good.
Now more than ever, smart shoppers are looking for ways to stretch every dollar. In these uncertain economic times, we all face hard choices as we plan for special occasions, holiday gifts, and charitable giving. With iGive.com, you don’t have to choose between buying something or sending a donation to Pet Partners. Now you can buy the things you need, save money with exclusive iGive coupons and deals, and feel good knowing that a portion of each purchase benefits our organization.
Safe, Secure & Smart Ways to Give.
Create your free iGive account. After that, all you need do is shop through the iGive.com website, newsletters, or install the optional iGive Button* to make sure you never miss an opportunity to raise money when you shop online. It’s all automatic, and it's all free of charge. iGive lets you control your membership information with a private password. You can review your store visits and purchase/donation history, and confirm the total amount raised and distributed to your cause. iGive values your privacy and will never release shopper information without consent. And there are no hidden fees or extra costs when you shop through iGive.
The iGive Button does it all for you! It's easy to put the iGive button on all of your browsers so you don't have to "think" about it... it tells you if you are on a partner site and asks you to confirm that you want to give. If you don't already have the button (the little dandelion seed next to your browser), please consider downloading this option. It makes donating even easier so you never miss an opportunity. Get it here: http://www.igive.com/button/
Save Gas. Save Time. Raise Money!
With over 1,000 stores in the iGive Mall and access to hundreds of exclusive coupons, free shipping deals, and sales, iGive is the smart way to shop. You'll find everything from daily necessities to special occasion and holiday gifts, at stores you know and love. So save a trip to the mall, and avoid the long lines. You'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive, and up to 26% of each purchase benefits Pet Partners!
THANK YOU for choosing Pet Partners as your favorite iGive cause and from all of us to all of you, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
*The iGive Button is an optional feature. You can use iGive without installing the Button - just remember to go through the iGive website or e-mail newsletters to get credit for your donation. To learn more, visit: http://www.iGive.com/button
As visiting therapy animal programs become more popular across North America, many of our wonderful registered teams are recognized throughout the media. The links below will direct you to some recent stories that made headlines, but please also visit (and "LIKE") our Facebook page
for daily updates! You can also access archived stories on this page
of our website.Healing Heroes: Animals of All Kinds Provide Therapeutic Relief
, by Whitney Harrod Morris, The Costco Connection, November 2013.How One Therapy Dog Touched a Whole Lot of Lives
, by Morieka Johnson, Huffington Post, November 12, 2013.Creature Comforts: Furry Volunteers Spread Joy to the Ill
, by Melanie Caduhada, New York Post, November 12, 2013.With a Little Help from their Friends
, by Zack Jay, The Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, November 6, 2013.Thank You, Goodbye to Canine Comfort Squad
, by Jeff Baillon, KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, October 31, 2013.Small Horses, Big Purpose
, by Sandra Cooke, The Whip, August 2013.
Trupanion and Pet Partners Establish Nationwide Partnership
Trupanion has announced a new partnership with Pet Partners! The formal partnership provides animal therapy teams and other Pet Partners stakeholders with 6% off monthly premiums on any Trupanion pet insurance policy and $10 off enrollment fees. Trupanion, the nation’s fastest growing pet insurance provider, will also donate a portion of each new policy enrolled to Pet Partners to support our mission across the United States. For more information about Trupanion pet health insurance, visit http://trupanion.com/petpartners or call 855-482-0156.
Pet Partners Feature Video
Announcing Pet Partners *NEW* feature video! This touching video is the long-awaited update of Delta Society's "Moment by Moment" 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 Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program Coordinator Nancy George-Michalson in New York and our longtime friends and collaborators, Cheri and David Frei.
Special thanks to Purina and 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 & 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
Healing Heroes: Animals of All Kinds Provide Therapeutic Relief, by Whitney Harrod Morris, The Costco Connection, November 2013.
How One Therapy Dog Touched a Whole Lot of Lives, by Morieka Johnson, Huffington Post, November 12, 2013.
Creature Comforts: Furry Volunteers Spread Joy to the Ill, by Melanie Caduhada, New York Post, November 12, 2013.
With a Little Help from their Friends, by Zack Jay, The Mining Journal, Marquette, MI, November 6, 2013.
Thank You, Goodbye to Canine Comfort Squad, by Jeff Baillon, KMSP-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, October 31, 2013.
Find older articles about the human-animal bond in our News Archives
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