During a therapy visit, one or more of our handler teams go to a facility like a school, nursing home, or hospital and spend time with the students, residents, or patients at the facility. While larger animals walk on-leash and stay on the floor, smaller animals can be held or can sit next to someone in their bed. Visits can serve many purposes including education, companionship, confidence building, and socialization.
New handler teams are not limited to visiting facilities that are currently on the Atlanta Pet Partner’s visitation list.
We were invited to have a booth at a healthcare fair to discuss animal assisted therapy.read more
This visit was a collaboration between the Atlanta Children’s Museum and Banfield Veterinarians for a program called Future Vets of America. Click “read more” for some photos from our visit.read more
We took a visit to an elementary school to teach students about caring for animalsread more
We were invited to an event at the University of Georgia about health and how having pets can help.read more