Professionalizing the Passion – Pet Partners Conference 2017

Join us for the first Pet Partners conference in over 10 years!

Pet Partners knows, as you do, that human health and well-being is enhanced through the Human-Animal Bond. With two full days of presentations on topics spanning current research and best practices, this conference is an opportunity for all those engaged in AAI, from volunteers to practitioners to facility staff, to expand their knowledge and network with others committed to the highest professional standards.

Keynote Speaker: Patricia McConnell

A Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), Dr. McConnell has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. An accomplished author of several books including The Other End of the Leash, she is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training.

Special Events

40th Anniversary Luncheon (included in conference registration fee)
Celebration Dinner with Dr. Aubrey Fine
Community Partner Town Hall


Conference, luncheon and celebration dinner will be held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.


$180 – Pet Partners Volunteers past and present (before May 1)
$225 – Pet Partners Volunteers past and present (after May 1)
$325 – Professionals and General Public
$70 – Friday Celebration Dinner


Hilton Bellevue, 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 425-455-1300
Complimentary parking and shuttle service to the conference

Larkspur Landing Bellevue, 15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA 425-373-1212
$134/night studio suite, $144/night executive suite
Complimentary breakfast, parking, Internet and shuttle service to the conference
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Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 1-800-RED-LION
Complimentary breakfast buffet, parking and shuttle service to the conference

Community Partner Town Hall

The day following the conference we will host a town hall meeting for up to three representatives from each Community Partner. This event will be from 8am-11am on Sunday, September 10th and will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue. This event is free for all Community Partner representatives also attending the Pet Partners Conference.

Registration will open soon, so mark your calendars for September 8-9, 2017!