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


Mia with studentMeet Mia, a 2 year-old Golden Retriever who is a registered therapy animal team with her handler Diane Robles in Tucson, Arizona. The team normally visits residents in an assisted living facility, but last Saturday they participated in a different type of visit. They visited the University of Arizona with other registered teams to help relieve students' stress during final exam week. While visiting with the students, a young man approached Diane and told her about his life-long fear of dogs. He said that he was visiting the dogs in an attempt to conquer his fear. Diane explained that Mia is a very gentle and friendly dog and she loves to be pet. The man slowly and cautiously began to get closer to the dog. It took several attempts before he was finally brave enough to pet Mia. He could not believe he was conquering this long ingrained fear. Mia loved every minute of his affection. The man returned later and Mia instantly recognized him. Diane told us, "My heart was warmed, with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. This beautiful success story is the reason Mia and I are so happy to be a part of such a worthwhile organization such as Pet Partners. Thank you!"



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

Grab a good Book: Booker the therapy dog eases stress, helps children learn to read, by Emily Carlson.  San Benito County Today, Hollister, California, December 18, 2014.

Cheshire residents searching for answers
, by Andrew Ragali and Mary Ellen Godin.  MyRecordJournal.com, Meriden, Connecticut, December 18, 2014.

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.


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








 



 

 

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