Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) can provide a variety of benefits to people, but without careful consideration of safety standards, well intentioned handlers, therapy animal organizations and facilities could jeopardize access to therapy animals.

Pet Partners has compiled the current expert guidance on this topic. The Therapy Animal Program Standards details best practices animals and handlers should meet, regardless of their organizational affiliation.

Therapy Animal Program Standards

If you are interested in seeing how the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is working to professionalize therapy animal visitation, you can view our standards alignment as well.

The Pet Partners Promise

Let’s be sure we’re balancing our enthusiasm for sharing animals with safety and best practices. Passionate about ensuring ongoing access to therapy animals for those who may benefit most? Join our advocacy program!


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