What does the Pet Partners program do?
The Pet Partners program trains and screens volunteers and their pets to visit animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities. Pet Partners is the only national registry that requires both volunteer training and screening of animal/handler teams. The Pet Partners program was established to ensure that ‘both ends of the leash’, people as well as animals, were well prepared to participate in AAA and AAT programs. Pet Partner’s national network links volunteers with facilities in their own communities that request visiting pets and helps Pet Partner volunteers contact facilities to begin visits in new locations.