Community Partners are registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program volunteers that serve a specific geographic area and who work together in their community to build Pet Partners’ presence. Membership in a Community Partner is optional, though many handlers greatly enjoy their participation. If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner and one does not already exist in your area, learn more here.

Chapters also serve a specific geographic area but have Pet Partners staff to support local volunteers. Community Partners are mostly volunteer-driven.

It is important to note that you can register with Pet Partners without there being a Community Partner or Chapter in your community! About 70% of registered teams are not in an area that is served by either type of entity.