It takes more than a great animal to create a meaningful and safe interaction with a therapy animal. Pet Partners is committed to creating rigorous and professional training experience to support handlers in providing AAI with a focus on safety and welfare considerations for both the client and the animal.
Go to Courses
Prospective volunteers are invited to attend a one-hour informational webinar (online interactive presentation) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program. Sessions cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet. Led by experienced volunteer Susan Tiss.
Volunteering with Your Pet
None of these dates work for you? Watch a recorded version linked below or sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed of all upcoming educational opportunities.
Avian Therapy Animals: A Colorful Connection
Did you know that birds make excellent therapy animals? Come learn about the amazing and colorful connection parrots and other birds can have as therapy animals registered with Pet Partners!
Learn about what traits make a good therapy bird candidate, what skills to practice in preparation for registration, and how you and your bird can have a positive impact in your community. The webinar is recommend for current and potential bird handlers and will include an overview of the registration process. Register
Spend a half hour learning how to become a registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Team with your cat.
This video, including an extensive question and answer session, provides an overview of becoming a Therapy Animal Team with your Mini Horse.
45 minute overview of Volunteering with Your Pet that answers the question “What does it take to become a registered Therapy Animal Team with Pet Partners?”