Pet Partners volunteers renew their registration every two years as part of our commitment to ensure our gold standard of therapy animal teams. The process is simple and can be completed entirely online.
If your registration expired more than two years ago, you will need to retake the handler’s course. As a previously registered handler, you qualify to receive a discount on the online course. Contact Us to get your unique discount code.
Not sure when your registration expired? Log in to the Volunteer Center (or create an account, if you don’t have one yet) and go to your My Registrations page. Your date of expiration will be listed there.
Pet Partners believes the safety of visits for both the client and the animal is enhanced through recurring evaluations for therapy animal teams. This standard is recommended by both the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Read With Me™ is a special initiative for those teams interested in volunteering in schools and libraries to promote literacy and instill a lifelong love of reading by having children read with therapy animals. The supporting materials are designed to highlight best practices for handlers to ensure safe and effective visits. Enrollment in Read With Me is offered free of charge to all currently registered Pet Partners teams and includes access to special opportunities designed specifically for Read With Me participants. You can join Read With Me as part of your online renewal or to learn more, visit our FAQ page in the Resource Library.
Processing your renewal registration takes around 10 business days once we have all the necessary information. The online process will take you step by step through everything that you need to provide.
Visit the Volunteer Center today to start your renewal!
Visit the Volunteer Center to submit your registration renewal today!