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  mentor@petpartherssoaz.org   or  facilityhelp@petpartnerssoaz.org
If the above link does not work, please copy and paste it into an email.

A representative listing of where some of our local Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams visit is below.

Banner Health UMC
Banner Health UMC Crisis Response Center
HealthSouth (Rehabilitation)
Oro Valley Hospital
St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Tucson Medical Center
VA Hospital

Senior Care / Assisted-Living / Memory Care:
Amber Lights
Arizona State Veterans Home
Clare Bridge
Devon Gables
Friendship Villas
Heritage Manor Assisted Living
Mountain View Care Center 
Sonora at Splendido
St. Luke's Home
Villa Hermosa
Woodland Palms

Casa de La Luz Hospice
Harmony Hospice
Heartland Hospice
Hospice Family Care

Read to the Dog Programs:
Erickson Elementary School
Hudlow Elementary School
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
Murphy-Wilmot Library
Nanini Library
Oro Valley Library
Pueblo Del Sol Elementary School
Valencia Library
Wheeler Taft Library
Woods Library

Neglected, Abused, At-Risk Youth:
Volunteering at these facilities is organized through Gabriel’s Angels.

Goodwill Metro
PaloVerde Behavorial Health
Primavera Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
Sierra Tucson
Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital 

Past Special Activities:
Presentations to students at elementary, middle and high schools
Pima Community College Finals Week - stress breaks
'Stress' breaks for 2nd and 5th graders before taking the AIMS tests
Read Across America Day prep at Grijalva and Oyama elementary schools 
Love of Reading in February throughout Metro Tucso

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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.