Pet Partner Happenings
Introducing Walk with Me
In 2015, the Surgeon General put together a call to action entitled Step it Up! The call to action contains five goals centered around improving Americans' awareness about the importance of walking for physical health and improving the walkability of communities nationwide. As a human-health organization, Pet Partners is invested in addressing the biggest issues at stake in this arena. In response, we're proud to announce the creation of Walk with MeTM, a special initiative to engage therapy animal volunteers and their pets in walking events.
Walk with MeTM is a perfect example of how our out-of-the-box thinking will continue to drive progress in the field of animal-assisted interventions. Thank you for your continued support!
Not Even Epilepsy Can Stop Ruby the Therapy Dog
Ruby the Therapy Dog
Pet Partners recognizes epilepsy as a condition and not an illness, which means Ruby is allowed to do her good work as long as her seizures are controlled, she feels well and an emergency plan is in place in the event of a seizure during a visit. Read more about Ruby's remarkable story here.
Pet Partners in the News
A Mini Horse Brings Big Smiles to Children
Gypsy the Miniature Horse
Dequavion Brim, who has cerebral palsy and does not speak, could not verbalize what he thought of Gypsy the Pet Partners miniature therapy horse. But the 13-year-old's big, extended grin after touching the horse's neck and mane in the lobby of Nemours Children's Specialty Care in Jacksonville told his story.
Read more here.