We invite you and your pets to walk at any time and location on Saturday, September 24!
Therapy animal visits have seen changes and challenges over the past few years. But our mission remains the same.
Whether you walk, gallop, trot, or hop, the World's Largest Pet Walk is for you and your pets to enjoy together from at any time and in any location on Saturday, September 24. Walk whatever distance and path that feels right for you and your animal. Whether you gather some friends and family for a casual stroll around the block, lead a group walk at your workplace or community, or take a quiet hike with just you and your animal, we want to see you taking steps with your pets.
Your participation will support our Therapy Animal Program which brings unconditional love, happiness, and healing to millions of seniors, patients, veterans, and children in need.
This event is for everyone who wants to enjoy the health benefits of being active with pets, while also supporting Pet Partners! There is no registration fee to participate in the walk; however, we encourage you to set up your own fundraising page. Everyone - pets of all types, family members, friends, and colleagues -- is invited to come out and enjoy the day!
The World's Largest Pet Walk is an annual fundraiser that brings people and pets together to celebrate the health benefits of staying active. Walkers around the world lace up their walking shoes and grab their leashes to hit the pavement each September to raise money to support the human-animal bond. Since 2018, the World's Largest Pet Walk has raised more than $167,000 to register therapy animal teams and bring the love of animals to those in need.
Pet Partners’ mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond.
Our Therapy Animal Program represents the best that the field of animal-assisted interventions has to offer. Pet Partners is considered the gold standard internationally in therapy animal visitation and credentialing.
Volunteer teams in our Therapy Animal Program 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.
We believe that 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.
Donations to Pet Partners help to improve the lives of those in our community through advocacy, education, support services, and research. Every gift makes a difference and helps us to fulfill our mission.