VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUR PET 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 Wednesday May 21st at 5:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (6:45 Mountain, 7:45 Central, 8:45 Eastern). Led by experienced volunteer Susan Tiss with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, this session will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet. Click here to register. View the technical requirements.
Time not convenient for you? View a recorded version of this session.
ANNOUNCING A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH
Pet Partners is pleased to announce a new partnership with PetSmart, the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets.
Pet Partners is committed to creating training tools relevant to the situations, individuals and challenges our volunteers may be faced with as they conduct animal-assisted interactions. PetSmart’s sponsorship will help support enhanced training and continuing education to 11,000 volunteer therapy animal teams. “Pet Partners is proud to partner with the world-renowned retailer, PetSmart,” said Brenda Bax, Pet Partners Board Chair. “We hope to further develop this relationship with the intent of benefiting the clients we serve, our volunteers and the animals that give us all comfort and happiness.”
PetSmart was able to provide this donation through its PetSmart Gives Back initiative. PetSmart Gives Back partners with national and local organizations that enrich the lives of people through the power of pets.
“At PetSmart, caring about pets, people and our communities is at the heart of everything we do,” said David Lenhardt, PetSmart Chief Executive Officer. “We’re proud to partner with Pet Partners in an effort to help more people heal through the power of pets.”
PET PARTNERS ONLINE STORE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Due to a scheduled upgrade, Pet Partners' online store is closed until further notice. During this time sales are limited to therapy animal vests (for registered handlers) and manuals (for licensed instructors). All other products will be sold when the online store resumes operations.
During the upgrade, orders must placed using our paper order forms which are located on the Team Resources and Instructor Resources pages. Completed order forms can then be submitted by mail, email or fax.
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 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 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
Goldstar Pet Partners bring happiness and companionship to kids and elderly
, by Teresa Dovalpage. The Taos News, Taos, New Mexico, April 18, 2014.
Therapy Dogs to the Rescue at Las Vegas Law School
, by Sue Grundfest. Examiner.com, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 17, 2014.
Patients and pets can help each other.
Interim HealthCare, April 14, 2014.
Therapy Dogs Come to Lehman College
, by Kathleen Canzoniero. The Bronx Chronicle, April 10, 2014.
Be Cool, Not Cruel is the Program Most Requested
, by Sue Grundfest. Examiner.com, April 8, 2014.
Find older articles about the human-animal bond in our News Archives