North Carolina Pet Partners®

Helping people live healthier and happier 
lives by sharing the healing power of pets.

Upcoming Events

Next Meeting
Members please join us for a Facebook Live event 
Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00pm ET and titled Meet the leader in AAI--Melissa Winkle presents The New Normal: Modifications for Animal-Assisted Activities, Education and Therapy.
Melissa is an occupational therapist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer.  We will be watching this event in lieu of our regular October meeting. The event is hosted by Pet Partners and is listed on their Facebook page. We hope to discuss ideas we have on our own Facebook members page after the event.



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What is North Carolina Pet Partners?

North Carolina Pet Partners® (NCPP) is a Community Partner of Pet Partners®. 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 the Triad and the Triangle. 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.  


 NCPP is active in many aspects of our community. NCPP teams serve various departments in the Cone Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, several regional hospitals, Ronald McDonald House, assisted-living and memory care facilities, hospice and palliative care facilities, and children's camps. NCPP provides reading partners for children in Guilford County Schools (GCS) through the Read with Me program.  We also provide teams for the GCS Pet Responsibility program. We visit local universities as well including UNC, UNC-G, Guilford College, Elon, Elon Law School, and Duke.


Pet Partners -  Touching lives and improving health through the power of therapy animals.

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