At Pet Partners, we believe that therapy animals can improve human health and well-being. We are committed to supporting inclusion of this intervention, when upheld to its highest standards, in as many environments as possible.
Pet Partners handlers receive insurance that covers therapy animal visits conducted on a volunteer basis. We recognize that many scholar-practitioners who utilize therapy animals in their professional practice struggle in securing liability insurance for paid-for services that are inclusive of animal-assisted interventions.
During this pilot phase, we are requesting permission to be included on correspondence between the insurance provider and the applicant, related to the Pet Partners Practitioner Insurance Program. This will allow us to better plan for and tailor the program as it grows into a larger-scale initiative in the future.