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