Community Partners are registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program volunteers that serve a specific geographic area and who work together in their community to build Pet Partners’ presence. Membership in a Community Partner is optional, though many handlers greatly enjoy their participation. If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner and one does not already exist in your area, learn more.

It is important to note that you can register with Pet Partners without having a Community Partner in your area! About 70% of registered Pet Partners teams are in an area that is not served by a Community Partner, and there is no requirement that Pet Partners volunteers be part of a Community Partner.