Welcome to Pet Partners®!
Pet Partners is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal therapy, activities and education.
We invite you to JOIN US by making a donation, volunteering, and/or
telling others you know about Pet Partners.
Therapy Animal Program
Sometimes it takes an animal to do the job.
At the heart of all of Pet Partners' programs is a research foundation which demonstrates that when animals are around, people's blood pressure goes down, stress and anxiety levels are reduced, people feel less lonely and less depressed, and they tend to be more social and community oriented.
Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program trains volunteers and evaluates them with their pets so they can visit patients/clients in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice and physical therapy centers, schools, libraries and many other facilities. Over 11,000 handler/animal teams bring joy, comfort and compassion to those in need. These dedicated volunteers and their pets have been credited for helping people forget about their pain, providing distractions so nurses can perform medical procedures on pediatric patients, inspiring and motivating patients recovering from a stroke or other brain injuries to perform more physical therapy exercises than when working with their human therapists alone, and at times have brought individuals out of comas! CLICK HERE to learn more.
Animal-Assisted Therapy Professionals Resources
Pet Partners provides resources for healthcare, educational and other professionals so they can learn how to safely and effectively incorporate therapy animals into their practices. We often hear from professionals how once they've implemented the tools provided, they are able to improve their patients/clients experience and are better able to help their patients/clients. CLICK HERE
to learn more.