We began as an all-volunteer group working in Pima (Tucson), Pinal and Cochise counties. Our members currently include:
75 registered Pet Partners therapy animal teams
25 volunteers (without a therapy animal)
5 nationally licensed therapy animal Team Evaluators
3 nationally licensed therapy animal Team Instructors
We are currently visiting and active in many southern Arizona facilities including hospitals, crises centers, memory care, assisted living, law enforcement, reading programs, at-risk youth programs and community out-reach activities including the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and Davis-Monthan Airforce Base.
Some of our popular locations are included below. Contact us for more information about where we visit or to schedule a visit.
Ashley Drew is the Executive Director for Pet Partners of Arizona. She has extensive knowledge in donor stewardship, event management, and volunteer relations, having formerly served as the community impact director at the Never Again Foundation. She enjoys working with the community to expand the impact of therapy animals and Pet Partners in Arizona.
Jan McCoy Hutchinson is the Program Manager for Pet Partners of Arizona. Most recently, she served as the program director of Gabriel’s Angels, where she developed and maintained partnerships with entities serving at-risk children and their families. Jan is a long-time Pet Partners volunteer, serving as a handler and evaluator since 1999.