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.
Can’t wait? Watch a recorded version by clicking the play button for “Volunteering with Your Pet” at the bottom of the page.
Pet Partners is pleased to offer live webinar sessions which occur on the third Thursday of every month. Topics for each offering will be announced throughout the year. While these webinars 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.
March 20, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
This webinar will provide recommendations for best practices regarding communication, dress code, and collaboration with facilities and clients. We will also review ways in which a handler can ensure their animal is treated in a professional way.
Register for March 20
April 17, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
This webinar will provide an overview of the registration process that a prospective handler under 18 years of age goes through to become registered with Pet Partners. We will discuss the responsibilities of the minor handler as well as those of their parent/ guardian and provide recommendations for making this a successful volunteer experience for youth.
Register for April 17
Recordings of previous webinars for current and prospective volunteers are available in the Resource Library.
Volunteering with Your Pet informational session 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!
Take half an hour and learn 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.