Our therapy animal teams serve nationwide. Over a lifetime, they devote many hours, sharing their gentle spirits and friendly hearts with people in need. Whether visiting children in a classroom or spending time with the elderly in a residential care facility, their impact makes all the difference in a client’s life. This page honors their many contributions to communities in all fifty states.
Our deepest gratitude to those animals who retired from Pet Partners therapy animal visits in January through March of 2018. Read the names of our most recent alumni here.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the handlers, families, and communities that lost a valued therapy animal in January through March of 2018. The impact of their work will be felt for years to come. Read the names of therapy animals who have most recently crossed the rainbow bridge here.
To our therapy animals who retired from their volunteer work in 2017: Pet Partners is proud and grateful for your hard work, and the work of your handlers. Read the names of our 2017 alumni here.
To our therapy animals who passed away in 2017: We can’t thank you enough, nor express enough gratitude to the handlers who shared you with so many people who benefitted from your service. Read the names of the animals who passed on in 2017 here.
Below are a few stories of our therapy animals, shared by their handlers. Has your animal retired or passed? If you would like to feature their story here, please contact us.
Cassie’s life was full and rich as much as she filled and enriched the lives of others. Her grace, warmth, and unbridled love was given equally to those who knew her well and to those who only met her only briefly. Wherever she went she was eager to greet everyone with a wagging tail and a nudge as if to say, “Please, it’s OK to pet me.” She adored children and the feeling was mutual.Read more
Murungu excelled with the patients, making him the perfect fit for Diana’s volunteer work in a hospice care setting. He knew intuitively what patients needed and when they’d had enough. Best of all, he loved to snuggle with them in their beds – giving each a strong, warm hug.Read more
One of Buddy’s last visits was a meaningful connection with a woman who had just lost her own Golden Retriever.Read More
Sami shared Lexi with a local library and school for many years, and her passing has been remembered beautifully by the people she helped.Read More
Simone connected with patients in a way that their healthcare providers or caregivers often could not.Read More