A leader in the field, Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program is for those interested in volunteering in their community by sharing a beloved pet with others. If you are a lifelong learner, committed to high standards who knows that the welfare and safety of your animal is critically important for effective therapy animal visits, we hope you’ll learn more about becoming a therapy animal team.
Our volunteers choose where they would most like to donate their time and determine their own schedule and level of commitment. Whether you feel passionately connected to a cause, like Alzheimer’s, enjoy working with specific populations, such as Veterans, or just want to make a difference locally, Pet Partners teams are widely regarded as the best prepared and most professional and are welcomed in thousands of venues throughout the country.
In addition to the core Therapy Animal Program, Pet Partners is proud to offer the Read With Me™ special initiative for those interested in volunteering in schools, libraries and other venues to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading by having children read with therapy animals. With supporting materials aligned with the Pet Partners philosophies of animal welfare and safety, this offering is included free of charge to all members of the Therapy Animal Program as one of the many benefits of registration.
Regardless of where you may choose to volunteer as a therapy animal team, the benefits to recipients of visits are indisputable and the body of supporting research grows daily. And we find our volunteers derive joy, fulfillment and personal satisfaction in their volunteerism.
If you’d like to give back to your community, consider becoming involved with the Therapy Animal Program.