If you are interested in having Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams volunteer where you work, click on the Start a Program button above to learn more.
If you are a registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Team new to Southern Arizona or are a new Pet Partners Therapy Animal Team and would like help finding a place to visit, please contact one of our mentors.
A representative listing of where some of our local Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams visit is below.
St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Tucson Medical Center
Senior Care / Assisted-Living / Memory Care:
Mountain View Care Center
Sonora at Splendido
St. Luke's Home
Casa de La Luz Hospice
Hospice Family Care
Read to the Dog Programs:
Oro Valley Library
Neglected, Abused, At-Risk Youth:
Ronald McDonald House
Past Special Activities:
Presentations to students at elementary, middle and high schools
U of A Finals Week – ‘stress’ breaks for Law students
'Stress' breaks for 2nd and 5th graders before taking the AIMS tests
Tucson Festival of Books - Read to the Dog
Read Across America Day prep at Grijalva and Oyama elementary schools
Jackie with Reba and Diane with Ella at Paolo Friere Middle School during an inter-session program about therapy animals.
After retrieving a golf ball struck by a patient, Spirit then places it on the floor and carefully pushes it to the putter! Watching Spirit perform this complicated trick, helps an OT patient enjoy her exercises, motivates her to do more, and inspires happy emotions. (Spirit’s handler is Ann Wickham.)
Photo courtesy of Splendido, Oro Valley.
A Univ of AZ Law Student takes a short 'de-stressing' break from studying for finals by visiting with Chablis in the school's law library. Chablis' handler is off camera at the other end of the leash.