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. In our efforts to increase safe and effective Animal Assisted Interactions Pet Partners has recently introduced two new online courses. Canine Body Language, and Infection Prevention and Control which has been endorsed by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). We are currently offering a bundle deal when you purchase both courses. Click here to open the class description page.
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
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Discover the amazing and colorful connection parrots and other birds can have as therapy animals registered with Pet Partners in this 35 minute presentation!
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.
Discover what it takes to register as a Therapy Animal Team with a llama. The video is 52 minutes long and includes a question and answer period at the end.
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?”
Spend 22 minutes learning how experienced handlers can become Volunteer Team Evaluators for Pet Partner.