North Carolina Pet Partners® (NCPP) is a Community Partner of Pet Partners® (formerly Delta Society). Pet Partners is the leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal interaction to improve the physical, emotional, and psychological lives of those we serve. NCPP includes registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams (handlers and their animals) in central and triangle North Carolina. NCPP also includes individuals interested in the Therapy Animals program who may not be registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal teams.
NCPP encourages, promotes and organizes animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT). NCPP members are committed to fostering education regarding Pet Partners and the benefits of animal-assisted therapy. NCPP assists members in the pursuit of AAA and AAT opportunities.
Currently, NCPP teams serve various departments in the Cone Health System (rehabilitation, radiation, oncology, telemetry, urology, behavioral health, pediatrics). In addition, Pet Partners Therapy Animal teams serve assisted-living facilities, juvenile detention centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, children's camps, cancer centers, and Alzheimer's care. NCPP teams also provide animal assisted reading partners for children in the Guilford County School System.
Through AAA and AAT opportunities, NCPP teams improve human health through therapy animals.