Welcome to Pet Partners®!
Pet Partners, formerly Delta Society, is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. We receive no government funding and rely on individuals, foundations and corporations for financial support.
We invite you to JOIN US by making a donation, volunteering, and/or
telling others you know about Pet Partners.
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.
Therapy Animal Program
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 a coma! 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.
Service Animal Program
Pet Partners' Service Animal Program provides information and resources
for people with disabilities, as well as their friends and family, who are considering getting a service animal or who are currently partnered with a service animal.
: our organization does not train or place service dogs. If you are interested in obtaining a service dog, search our online directory
of service dog trainers.
We offer one of the most comprehensive sites available for people with disabilities who want to gain more independence though the help of a service animal at their side.
Companion Animal Program:
Research and Articles relating to the Human-Animal Bond
Learn more about the wide variety of health benefits people of all ages experience by interacting with companion animals (pets) through our library or articles, abstracts and other resources. Subject matter includes the healing power of pets for children, adults, seniors and families. CLICK HERE
to learn more.
Pet Loss & Bereavement
The loss of an animal companion, whether due to death, being lost or stolen, or placement in a new home, may be one of the most devastating and painful experiences we ever face. For many, such a loss is as traumatic as losing a family member or a dear friend and can trigger an intense grieving process. That is why Pet Partners has created this easy-to-use directory of resources to aid people through their grieving process. CLICK HERE to learn more.