New England Pet Partners, Inc. 501c.3

Enhancing Well-Being and Education with Pet Assisted Therapy

Imagine never being able to touch or see your pet again? This is incomprehensible to us. Sharing our pets benefits others in many ways (motivating, engaging, listening, well-being). Our pets are companions and friends. They are an intrinsic part of our well-being. For those who “must” give up their pet, carefully sharing ours can lessen the grief and bring joy, as long as we are compassionate and empathetic.


If your intention is to work with pets in a therapeutic environment - consider Pet Partner Registration. This ensures the visiting facilities that you contact are aware of your experience, commitment, responsibility, and that your pet (for example a dog) is trained, healthy and enjoys visiting.

As a team, inspiring confidence in your interactions with others requires a commitment of time, love and caring.

Our pets can suffer from sensory overload, like us. YAYABA - you are your animal’s best advocate.  

Pets must be healthy, well-groomed, calm and have the ability to rely on you for guidance (awareness).

Developing connections, and knowing how to navigate in facilities with staff, groups, or one-on-one, is essential. Desensitization to sights, sounds, smells, equipment, and sensing when to move forward or back a few steps is an intuitive skill. Recognizing stressors, and when a visit is going well, requires effective communication between the team, facility, staff and clients. It is truly a team effort.

New England Pet Partners, Inc. Organizational Chart

To inquire about Sponsored Fund Raisers contact

Gary A. Ross


To inquire about Sponsored Visiting Teams contact

Maureen Ross, MA


To inquire about volunteering please contact

Kath DeLong, RN, RPP, LTE


Training or private coaching for your potential therapy dog

Maureen Ross, MA, NCC, CPDT-KA, RYT


603-635-3647 /  603-661-3647 c

NEPP Board or Board Meeting inquiries

Mary Blake, RPP



Refer to the Events Calendar  for fund-raisers and events in other locations.

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Dogs are my favorite role models. I want to work like a dog, doing what I was born to do with joy and purpose. I want to play like a dog, with total, jolly abandon. I want to love like a dog,with unabashed devotion and complete lack of concern about what people do for a living, how much money they have, or how much they weigh.The fact that we still live with dogs, even when we don't have to herd or hunt for our dinner, gives me hope for humans and canines alike.

~ Oprah Winfrey

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices.This Praise, which would be unmeaning flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog. ~ George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog"

Dogs are not my whole world, they help to make it whole. They have and are my therapy, leading me to paths I would never venture on my own. ~ Maureen Ross

I have more in common with animal people. I find myself disappointed with those who are not interested in animals, they lack warmth and tend to be a little self centered. Animal people have a certain empathy -- this isn’t just me talking now. Research has shown this to be true. ~ Betty White

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