If you reside in Canada or a U.S. territory, your involvement with Pet Partners would be considered part of our domestic program. This information does not apply to you. Please visit Become A Handler for information on how to register with Pet Partners.
Thanks to generous support from Elanco Animal Health, through funding provided by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Pet Partners is exploring the possibility of expanding the Therapy Animal Program internationally. At this time, we are piloting that expansion in the following select countries:
All Pet Partners teams must participate in an in-person evaluation conducted by an international team evaluator; if your country is not listed above, there are currently no options to become a Pet Partners team.
Interested in having Pet Partners operate in your country or region? Please Contact Us to express interest. Understand demand is high and additional countries or regions will be added at Pet Partners’ discretion.
For the international pilot program, Pet Partners has made a few intentional changes from our domestic operations. Prospective international volunteers should take note of the following differences:
Visit the international handler FAQ for additional detail.
Registering as a Pet Partners team does require an in-person team evaluation, which is currently available in pilot countries on a limited basis. To register as an international team with Pet Partners, you will follow these steps:
Becoming a team evaluator requires an in-person training and assessment component. The in-person team evaluator assessment is not yet widely available. Please Contact Us for information about applying to become an international team evaluator. We require that potential evaluator candidates have: