My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pet Partners, Bellevue, WA, USA
I have been exposed to Pet Partners' work for nearly 6 years now, and I am honored to be serving on the board. I continue to be impressed with the focus that the founders, staff and committed volunteers have to create the most ethical and effective pet interactions within a therapy environment. Whether that be for impromptu visits to nursing homes or directed visits to patients with specific therapy goals. The founders began this standard. I like to call it the "Delta Standard"(the organization was previously named the Delta Society). And the current staff and 11,000+ teams bring it to life in their work. When you talk with them or watch their work, you feel it. This is impressive and critically important because there is a growing level of "pet therapy" happening all across the country and the work must deliver safe and effective outcomes for both ends of the leash.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Find a way to have this organizations' pet therapy visits covered by human health insurance companies. Pets heal in a holistic way and many times this can be more cost-effective than other therapies.
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