New England Pet Partners, Inc. 501c.3 Community Pet Partner #46489

Sharing our pets to enhance well-being and education

New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization, 501c.3, #17597, sharing our pets to enhance well-being and education. We coach, evaluate and support Registered Pet Partner® and Read with Me Teams.  

NEPP is a Regional Community Pet Partner® (#46489) (Bellevue, WA). We have a unique mentoring program, board directors and team members who are increasing awareness on the benefits of visiting teams. This now includes AAAIP (Association of Animal Assisted Intervention Professionals).  

Why Pet Partners - Flyer   

The Pet Partner’s Program was established in the 1990’s as Delta Society. People and animals were prepared (training and evaluation) to participate in animal assisted activities. Pet Partners is a national registry that requires training and screening of teams, with renewals every two years.  

Pet Partners recognizes a wide variety of animals that can bring joy to people. They register dogs / handler teams as well as 8 other species (cats, birds, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, miniature pigs, llamas and alpacas). Learn more at Pet Partners.  

Once a team is registered with Pet Partners, they are supported with:

New England Pet Partner’s Members / Teams

We are fortunate to have volunteers with a variety of professional and life experience. Many are registered pet partner teams. Anyone who volunteers for NEPP is a member with benefits for free.

How to become a Pet Partner Team or Volunteer - PP Registration Chart A.B.C’s

  1. Complete the Pet Partner’s Online Team Handler’s Course
  2. Sign up for a team evaluation with New England Pet Partners or
  3. Register with Pet Partners Headquarters


Facility / Visiting Team Requests

Our goal is to support well trained and compassionate therapy teams. We make every effort to assist in helping Facility and Teams Connect. We advise calling Pet Partners at 425-679-5500 and/or visit Pet Partners who have a database of Visiting Teams ands Facility Program Resources.

If you have a special request email or choose these options:

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NEPP Information Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

How to become a Pet Partner

Benefits of Pet Assisted Therapy

Expectations Placed on Therapy Dogs