PET PARTNERS  
875 124th Ave NE #101
Bellevue, WA 98005
U.S.A.

Federal Tax ID: 91-1158281

 

Phone: (425) 679-5500


Mission Statement:
Pet Partners is the leader in promoting and demonstrating that positive human–animal interactions improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we serve.
 


TREATS AND SWEETS DAY

Treats and Sweets logoIn honor of National Therapy Animal Day coming May 18, 2015, thousands of bakers will be breaking out their mixing bowls and whipping up some treats and sweets. Your participation in this year's Treats & Sweets Day will support Pet Partners in training and registering thousands of therapy animal teams who make over a million life-enhancing visits each year. Learn more at http://www.treatsandsweetsday.org or like on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/treatsandsweetsday



NOMINATE A PET PARTNERS HERO DOG


AHA Hero Dog AwardsPet Partners is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as a Charity Partner participating in the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. This annual competition recognizes dogs that perform extraordinary service in eight categories, including therapy dogs. Nominations will be accepted through February 25, 2015 and public voting for the three semi-finalist dogs in each category will take place between March 9 and May 15, 2015. For information, including your chance to nominate a Pet Partners therapy dog, visit www.herodogawards.org.



TEAM OF THE WEEK


Ruby Anderson

Meet Ruby, a 3-year-old Standard Poodle who is a registered Pet Partners therapy animal team with her handler Lisa Anderson in San Marino, California. When the Andersons' daughter was a child, she was a frequent hospital patient due to a medical condition. Visits from therapy animals always helped calm and cheer her, so when Ruby demonstrated her sweet nature Lisa knew she wanted to give back by volunteering with Ruby at a children's hospital. Lisa shared with us her most memorable experience:

"The patient was a young girl with multiple injuries from head to toe. She did not seem to notice us. Both parents and a sibling were with her. Emotions in the room were palpable: anxiety, worry, fear, sadness.
As I chatted with the family, Ruby would not budge. She did not move a muscle, simply stared at the patient. The child turned her head and locked eyes with Ruby. For several minutes all was silent as we watched what was taking place, understanding there was something profound transpiring between the two.

The child's father said that turning to look at Ruby was his daughter’s first movement since surgery. Tears were shed and gratitude expressed.

It was a profound experience. I learned from Ruby how much can be said when no words are exchanged."




PET PARTNERS ONLINE STORE ACCESS

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.

** Need assistance with placing your first order?  CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions.


Contact
orders@petpartners.org should you need further assistance.




THERAPY ANIMAL WEB PAGES AND TRADING CARDS

Roxie Franklin's trading cardTherapy 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 hereNote:  You must be logged in as a registered Pet Partners volunteer to access the page.


IN THE NEWS

Why Therapy Team Retesting is So Important, by Sue Grundfest. Examiner.com, February 22, 2015.

Bake to support therapy animals
, by Becky Starr. Examiner.com, February 18, 2015.

Therapy Dog in Training Teaches YSU Students
, by YSU News Center.  The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio, February 13, 2015.

Two Swimmers Names to SEC Service Team
, by Brandon Berrio.  LSUsports.net, Baton Rouge, Louisianna, February 12. 2015.

Pierce honored for enhancing human-animal bond
.  JAVMAnews, February 11, 2015.


 Find older articles about the human-animal bond in our News Archives








 



 

 

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