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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None of these dates work for you? Watch a recorded version by clicking the play button for “Volunteering with Your Pet” below.
We are excited to offer a 5-part webinar series providing tips and resources for selecting and participating in therapy visits. The series consists of one webinar per month; you are welcome to sign up for all 5 webinars or choose individual offerings. While the topics covered are particularly relevant to current handlers, enrollment is open to everyone and we invite instructors, evaluators, and prospective handlers to join us as well.
The series takes place the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2:30pm PDT starting on March 21st. Beginning in the fall the series repeats and moves to 3:30 pm Pacific.
August 15, 3:30 pm PDT
Learn about the Volunteer Opportunities listing and the option of collaborating with a Community Partner. For those interested in a particular local facility, we will provide tips on how to approach the facility to introduce the concept of starting therapy animal visits.
Register for August 15
September 19, 3:30 pm PDT
Therapy animal visits happen in a variety of settings: hospitals, nursing homes, schools, airports, and many more. This webinar offers considerations in selecting the visit which is right for both you and your animal and discusses important characteristics of common facility types.
Register for September 19
October 17, 3:30 pm PDT
Whether you are newly registered with Pet Partners or an experienced handler seeking new ideas, this webinar will have something for you! We will discuss items to consider bringing, what’s best to leave at home, and a variety of activity ideas to add to your visit repertoire.
Register for October 17
November 21, 3:30 pm PST
Visit safety and effectiveness go hand in hand. Join us for a discussion of how to use YAYABA™ and PETS™ to enhance visit safety and what to do in case an incident does take place.
Register for November 21
December 19, 3:30 pm 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
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?”
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.
Spend an hour learning how to register as a Guinea Pig therapy animal team, how to visit safely, and what to expect during your Team Evaluation. Questions and answers included.
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.