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.
 


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.



VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUR PET LLAMA WEBINAR


Boy kissing Gevalia the llamaHave you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend a one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program on Monday, February 9th at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m. Alaska, 3 p.m. Hawaii).  Led by Mary Margaret Callahan, National Director of programs with experienced volunteer Niki Kuklenski, this session will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your camelid.  Click here to register.  View the technical requirements.  

Time not convenient for you?  This session will be recorded for future playback.  You may also watch a general session here.



TEAM OF THE WEEK


Petey Grundfest Meet Petey, a 12 1/2 year old Papapoo (Papillion / Teacup Poodle mix), who is a registered Pet Partners therapy animal team with his handler Sue Grundfest of Las Vegas, Nevada. Sue is a very active volunteer; in addition to visiting with Petey and her other dog Benny, she is also a licensed team evaluator, instructor and founder of Love Dog Adventures, a Pet Partners Community Partner. Sue is also a frequent contributor to Examiner.com where she writes informative and entertaining articles about animal-assisted interactions. Here's what she had to tell us about Petey:

"Petey was three pounds, shaved and just had all his teeth pulled when I met him and knew right away he’d be a perfect therapy dog! He snuggled up into my arms and I saw a bright future for this almost eleven year old Papapoo. In the year and a half since then he has become one of the most natural therapy dogs and works with very special children living through great trauma. He is also the tiniest of our Love Dog Adventures therapy team so he can fit into the crook of any arm or smallest child’s lap. Now losing his sight to cataracts and experiencing some additional senior issues, Petey continues to love with a full heart and inspire everyone he meets. Adopt a senior, and however many years you have together, they will be wondrous and meaningful for both ends of the leash."




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

Managing a Therapy Visit Effectively, by Sue Grundfest.  Examiner.com, January 23, 2015.

Virginia veterinarian honored for enhancing human-animal bond
, by Michael San Filippo, AVMA, January 13, 2015.

How to juggle therapy assignments
, by Sue Grundfest.  Examiner.com, January 13, 2015.

Ziggy the pet therapy dog offers comfort to patients
.  Stratford Star, Stratford, Connecticut, January 12, 2015.

Dogs make for a good read, by Amy Woodward.  Golden Transcript, Golden, Colorado,  January 6, 2015.
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 Find older articles about the human-animal bond in our News Archives








 



 

 

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