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What is Pet Assisted Therapy?


New England Pet Partners, Inc. (NEPP) is a non-profit organization, bringing people and pets together to enhance well-being and education with pet assisted therapy. NEPP is a regional support center of Pet Partners, in Bellevue, WA, with many experienced, registered pet therapy teams. To learn more …


NEPP was founded by Maureen and Gary Ross, in collaboration with a dedicated group of volunteers in 2005. Maureen is the founder of

Dog Talk Training and Wellness LLC, Daily Doga, Sharing our Pets and Author of

Awareness Centered Training - ACT which includes pet therapy dog training.


Registered Therapy Teams participate in a variety of programs including private practice, hospitals, prisons, rehab, nursing (care) facilities, universities, schools and libraries (reading and educational programs).  


PAT can facilitate recovery and rehabilitation for children, groups and families with transitional, emotional and physical challenges. It provides opportunities for motivational, educational and/or recreational benefits to enhance a person's well-being.  To learn more ...


Pet assisted therapy can become an integral part of treatment planning for counselors, physical and occupational therapists and practitioners.   


Our group classes or private coaching provide a focused approach for potential registered therapy teams with Pet Partners Headquarters and Reading Education Assistance Dogs.


Please Read before calling about Pet Assisted Therapy

How to become a pet partner

Steps to become a READ Team










Note: Dogs must be at least 1-year old before taking a Team Evaluation with the Pet Partners Programs.

You must have completed the Online Pet Partner Team Handler’s Course (click).


If you have a young dog, under a year, consider joining Level 1 - Beginnings.


There are no refunds for training classes after the first week.. Read our Registration Policy.


Volunteer teams give effortlessly and feel enriched while

working in collaboration with patients and staff.


Helping one person may not change the world,

But it will change it for that person.


Living and learning with dogs teaches empathy for ourselves and others.





 Refer to the  Online Pet Partners Handler’s Course at Pet Partners  

For Team Evaluation Dates, visit New England Pet Partners, Inc.  


Group or private coaching is available for pet assisted therapy training. All group classes integrate training necessary to pass Pet Partner Team Evaluations. There is no “guarantee” that you will pass a Team Evaluation. It requires commitment, team effort, a keen relationship with your dog, and focused practice.