Pet Partners Peer-to-Peer Fundraising —
Teams Have Opportunity to Reduce Costs
It's not too late! CAMPAIGN EXTENDED through March 22nd
Pet Partners and many of our volunteers are launching a fundraising strategy using Peer-to-Peer online giving. Also known as social fundraising, it gives Pet Partners' fans the opportunity to share their passion for our mission with their personal contacts in an effort to reach a fundraising goal through online giving. Pet Partners advocates have exceptional stories to tell and we’re excited to have their help in reaching further into the community by engaging their peers – from friends and family to business associates and neighborhood contacts. P2P fundraising gives individual teams the opportunity to help raise funds through a simple online process and earn prizes that include the waiving of their registration fee, vests, etc. to lower expenses. Affiliates or Community Partners will have the opportunity for this beta run to raise money with a percentage going back to their group to be used for growing and strengthening their teams. In the future this will only be available to Community Partners and individual teams. If you would like to participate with this campaign running from Feb. 1 – March 22, please email us at P2P@petpartners.org. Please put in the subject line the words "P2P YES" and we will include you in our communication.
Pet Partners Online Store Temporarily Closed
Due to a scheduled upgrade, Pet Partners' online store is closed until April 2014. 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 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
Animals as Healers
, by Genevieve Rajewski. Tufts Veterinary Medicine magazine, March 3, 2014.
MU Chapter plays host to therapy dogs
. Rocky Mount Telegram, March 2, 2014.
Tom Lasley, Portland concert ticketer, philanthropist, dies at 65
, by Kelly House. OregonLive.com, March 1, 2014.
Meet the dogs and cats that help heal sick Portland kids
, by Elizabeth Hayes. Portland Business Journal online, Portland, Oregon, February 25, 2014.Program gives young readers a friendly, furry audience
, by Kayleigh Sommer. Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas, February 20, 2014.
Find older articles about the human-animal bond in our News Archives
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