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.
 


THANK YOU

Annie and llama

Together with the support of our wonderful teams and generous supporters, we made more than one million visits touching lives and improving health in all 50 states.  Pet Partners President and CEO Catherine “Annie” Magnant looks back on a great year and forward to an exciting 2015 with our Pet Partners family around the country.  Watch the video here.


 


PET PARTNERS MAGAZINE ONLINE

Winter 2015 Cover
Pet Partners Interactions latest issue can be read online here.  This issue introduces Major Christina Rumayor, a psychiatrist at Fort Bragg, North Carolina who uses her Pet Partners teammate Lexy for Animal-Assisted Therapy in counseling sessions.



VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUR PET WEBINARS


Boy kissing Gevalia the llamaHave you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners has three Volunteering with Your Pet webinars available for free on our online course site.  Now is a great time to explore . . .

    * Volunteering with Your Pet
    * Volunteering with Your Pet Cat
    * Volunteering with Your Horse

Our next live session is on Tuesday, January 20th at 6 p.m. Pacific Time (9 Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, 5 Alaska, 4 Hawaii).  Click here to register.  Never been to a webinar? View the technical requirements to see if your computer, tablet, or smart phone are compatible.

NEWVolunteering with Your Llama: 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday, February 9, 2015.  Click here to register.



TEAM OF THE WEEK


Swoosh ThompsonMeet Swoosh, a 7 year-old Pomeranian who is a registered Pet Partners therapy animal team with his handler Michelle Thompson in Franklin, Tennessee. Since their registration in 2012 Swoosh and Michelle have had a very busy volunteer schedule. They have:
     • comforted cancer patients
     • motivated those receiving physical therapy
     • provided cheer to residents of an assisted living facility
     • relaxed university students during final exam weeks
     • participated in Operation Purple camps visiting families of returning military service personnel
     • helped teach young children about pet care and safety through Lovies Legacy
     • been certified by R.E.A.D. to help struggling second grade students read out loud

This past spring the team began participating in a nationwide clinical trial of therapy dogs in pediatric oncology called Canines and Childhood Cancer study. Swoosh and Michelle spend 16 weeks with each child. They are allowed 15 minutes each week in a separate room with the study child and his/her family. When they finish with the “study” visit, they visit with the other children, families and staff in the Oncology area.



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.

** 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

Park University using pet therapy sessions to soothe stressed students, by Sean McDowell.  Fox4kc.com, Kansas City, Missouri, December 10, 2014.

Homeless kids treated to Christmas party at South Coast Plaza
, by Kathleen Luppi. Daily Pilot, Fountain Valley, California, December 10, 2014.

UTSA hosts Stress Down Days for students just in time for final exams
.  UTSA Today, San Antonio, Texas, December 9, 2014.

'We don't want students to feel completely stressed out': Rocky students relax during finals
, by Susan Olp. Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana, December 9, 2014.


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








 



 

 

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