National Therapy Animal Day was created by Pet Partners to:
Recognize and honor therapy animals who partner with their human companions (handlers) to bring comfort and healing to those in need.
Raise awareness and educate the public about the role therapy animals play in enhancing the health and well-being of humans.
Honor the thousands of dedicated handlers who volunteer their time and compassion during visits in a variety of settings including hospitals, pediatric care units, schools, and assisted living facilities.
Thank you to our sponsor, Wellness Pet Company, for supporting this year’s National Therapy Animal Day!
Six Ways to Celebrate National Therapy Animal Day
Work with your local officials to have April 30 officially proclaimed National Therapy Animal Day.
Use our action alert form to send a request to your city, county, or state leaders. Then contact Pet Partners to tell us about your proclamation.
Wear a National Therapy Animal Day T-shirt. Pet Partners is offering a new limited-edition commemorative shirt design. Shirts come in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes, and are only available for order only through April 10. Order today!Proceeds benefit Pet Partners.
Participate in Treats & Sweets Day. In honor of National Therapy Animal Day, people all over the country are breaking out their mixing bowls and whipping up some treats and sweets to participate in this year’s Treats & Sweets Day for Pet Partners. Funds raised support the education and registration of thousands of therapy animal teams who make over 3 million life-enhancing visits each year. Learn more and sign up today.
Celebrate your pet by posting on National Therapy Animal Day.
Celebrate National Therapy Animal Day by posting about your pet on April 30. Visit Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or TikTok to post pictures of your pet. Tell us how your therapy animal is making a difference in your community. Help us spread awareness of the importance of the human-animal bond on National Therapy Animal Day by adding #NationalTherapyAnimalDay to your posts.
Donate to the match campaign. With the help of dedicated supporters like you, Wellness Pet Company will match donations up to $20,000. Your contribution helps make more therapy animal teams possible. Donate between April 20-30, 2023.
Express your appreciation for a Pet Partners volunteer. This year, Volunteer Appreciation Week is celebrated April 16-22. We celebrate all of the dedicated volunteers who are the heart of our Therapy Animal Program. On April 16, visit Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, or TikTok to thank a volunteer and show how important they are to your community. Make sure to include #PetPartners in your post.