Pet Partners

Pet Partners
Bellevue, WA

Pet Partners is a Therapy Animal Program that qualifies and equips volunteers and their pets to bring comfort and healing to people who have a variety of needs in settings as diverse as hospitals, schools, and prisons. Pet Partners relies on a national network of highly trained volunteer evaluators, which insures that Pet Partners maintains the highest standards for handlers and animals. Pet Partners-certified volunteers serve over 1,000,000 people each year, yet they face increasing demand for their services while experiencing a severe shortage of evaluators. The PDF grant will fund 2-3 training practicums to yield 15-20 more evaluators across more areas of the United States where eager human-animal teams are waiting to be evaluated to complete their registration process.