Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and wellness through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal interactions to improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we serve. Our 13,000 volunteer therapy animal teams make visits across the nation, and interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer's, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, and those approaching end of life. Pet Partners teams help people become healthier and happier through incorporating animal assisted activities into their lives.
The human-animal bond is a relationship between people and animals that positively influences the health and well-being of both. Pet partners is the nation's largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing animal-assisted interactions. With the highest caliber of curriculum in the industry, pet partners trains volunteers and evaluates them with their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, veterans' centers, hospice, alzheimer's facilities, courtrooms, schools, and other settings. We recognize that animals can influence not just our happiness, but also our health. Through our 15,000 volunteers we improve the health and well-being of over 1 million individuals each year.