Interested in a free webinar to see if being a therapy animal team is right for you?

Have you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend free, one-hour informational webinars (online interactive presentations) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program. Led by experienced volunteers with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, these sessions will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet.

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Volunteering with your Pet

Can’t wait? Watch a recorded version by clicking the play button for “Volunteering with Your Pet” at the bottom of the page.

5-part Webinar Series: Selecting and Participating in Therapy Visits

In 2017 we offered a 5-part webinar series providing tips and resources for selecting and participating in therapy visits. The series consisted of one webinar per month with the final webinar on December 19th. Recordings of the series are available in the Resource Library. View the recordings in the resource library.


Session 5: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

December 19, 3:30 p.m. PST

If you do visits long enough, you will inevitably encounter some unusual or uncomfortable situations that catch you by surprise. Join us as we discuss examples of awkward visit situations along with suggestions on how to respond in a graceful and professional manner.
Register for December 19

2018 Webinars for Therapy Animal Teams

Pet Partners is pleased to offer periodic webinars for therapy animal teams. These webinars occur monthly on the third Thursday of the month. Topics will be announced throughout the year. While the topics covered are particularly relevant to current handlers, enrollment is open to everyone and we invite volunteer instructors, team evaluators, and prospective handlers to join us as well.

Visits & Consent

January 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time

For the safety and effectiveness of a visit, it’s important to ensure that both the client being visited and your animal are engaged in and actively consenting to the interaction. This webinar offers recommendations and strategies for ensuring consent during your therapy visits.
Register for January 16

Group Visits

February 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Some handlers choose to visit in group settings, alongside other teams. In this webinar we’ll discuss some challenges as well as strategies for success when participating in a group visit.
Register for February 20