Together we can improve human health and well-being through the power of the human-animal bond.


Pet Partners was founded in 1977 as the Delta Society. For more than 40 years our organization has been leading the way, connecting people with the healing power of animals. Today, the benefits of the human-animal bond have never been more apparent. Our Therapy Animal Program represents the very best that the field of animal-assisted interventions has to offer. Our 10,000+ volunteers and their pets in the Therapy Animal Program touch a variety of clients in the Unites States and around the world, including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, and those approaching end of life.

As a leader in the field, we also maintain publicly shared position statements and calls to action on issues affecting therapy animals and animal-assisted interventions.