Mission Statement

The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to sharing registered therapy dogs with individuals in a wide variety of health care and educational settings--bringing comfort, support and encouragement through the unique healing power of the human-animal bond.


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How Can I Participate With My Dog?

The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe welcomes the application of potential new volunteer teams.

Qualifications for acceptance into the program include the following:

  • To apply for membership in the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe you MUST be currently registered as Pet Partner ® Team 

  • Submission of dog's annual health records, including proof of current rabies vaccination and negative fecal testing
  • Satisfactory New Member Interview and Initial Screening
  • Completion of Troupe orientation
  • Completion of applicable facility-specific orientations, depending on where the applicant would lke to visit
  • Completion of "Read With Me"  training if applicant would like to participate in reading visits at schools and libraries
  • Satisfactory completion of an internship period, ( defined as 6 visits within no more than 6 months) as evaluated by assigned mentor/ site leader and New Member Committee members.

If you would like to join us, please apply online.


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For general information on Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy, visit the Pet Partners web site.

If you are already a registered Pet Partner Team and would like to become involved yourself, please fill out our online application.

If you have further questions about the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe, contact us at: