Advocate for the human-animal bond
Your passion? Your priority? Be an Advocate
Join us in leading the education of local, state, and federal policymakers on the science of the health benefits to the human-animal bond and appropriate interactions, and advocating for important legislation to increase access to therapy animals.
Our efforts are non-partisan: Our goal is to educate, not promote the election or defeat of candidates for any elected office.
Our program is voluntary for everyone including our current therapy animal volunteers: Our program is an "opt-in" format, which means that you will only receive special advocacy communications if you join the program.
Our program is for everyone: While not everyone interested the positive impact animals have on human health and well-being is a therapy animal team, anyone can be passionate about the human-animal bond! When you register as an advocate, you lend your voice to important issues that you care about.
Our advocates are prepared for success: With free resources you can use to organize locally, and education on important topics like how to effectively communicate with elected officials, our message is amplified and we can make the greatest impact.
To get started, please visit https://petpartners.org/act/advocacy/
To our international friends, supporters and volunteers: Currently this program is focusing on U.S. public policy. While we are unable to accommodate your sign up as an advocate at this time, we do encourage you to share the message about the importance of therapy animal standards in your country.
About Pet Partners
345 118th Ave SE, Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98005, US
Pet Partners improves human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. We achieve this by educating, registering, and supporting therapy animal teams who make visits across the United States. Therapy animal teams visit hospital patients, schoolchildren, nursing home residents, and a wide variety of clients.
Pet Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people throughout the world become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. Numerous scientific research studies have proven that interactions with animals:
- Reduce people's blood pressure
- Lower anxiety and stress levels
- Stimulate the release of endorphins, which help people feel good, which is especially important for those feeling isolated or depressed
- Encourage exercise
- Lead to more independent and fulfilling lives
- Increase a sense of community