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Together We Can Improve Human Health & Well-being

The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial relationship that improves the physical, social, and emotional lives of those we serve. We are motivated by connection, compassion, and a commitment to sharing this meaningful bond with everyone who can benefit from time spent with an animal. 

Your efforts will raise critical awareness and funds to improve the health and well-being of communities across the county. Together, we’re providing more than 3 million therapy animal visits per year to 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.

When you raise money for Pet Partners, your contribution makes therapy animal visits possible. Donations support many extraordinary programs, including:

  • Over 10,000 active therapy animal team registrations. 
  • One of the most rigorous therapy animal team education programs in the country.
  • The launch of our Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Program, which will connect therapy animal teams with those in need during crises and disasters.
  • Expansion into 15 countries internationally, touching lives beyond the United States. 

Beyond our global large-scale impact, your gift makes incredible therapy animal visits possible. Your fundraiser supports visits like these...

"One of the most rewarding parts of being the first therapy cat team in northeast Florida is watching hospice patients’ faces light up when they see Sooshi, my Pet Partners therapy cat, walk in. A primary focus of animal-assisted interventions is to pleasantly distract an individual who is going through a difficult illness or situation, even for just a few minutes. There is no greater privilege for me than to be able to give someone in distress a few moments of peaceful interaction with both Sooshi and me. We are on this earth to be of service to others and the highest calling for me is to be a comfort to others in their final days. Some people have asked how I can be around such a depressing environment; when Sooshi and I enter a room, the look of delight on people’s faces is priceless." -Lorri, Sooshi the therapy cat's handler