Columbia River Pet Partners
Supporting children with cancer
Who We Are: We are a Community Partner of the national Pet Partners organization, serving the greater Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA area, and beyond.
What We Do: Our mission is to enrich people's lives and promote health and happiness through positive human-animal interactions, with a primary goal of increasing the number of therapy animal teams volunteering in our communities.
We accomplish this by promoting an awareness of the benefits of animal-assisted therapy, and mentoring those interested in sharing their animal's love with those in need.
Where We Visit: Our therapy animal teams visit a wide variety of facilities including schools, libraries, retirement homes, assisted living homes, nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. We even comfort children in dental offices.
Our Books for Kids program provides books as incentives and rewards to encourage children to participate in our animal-assisted reading programs in schools and libraries.
If you have a big heart, a little spare time and a well-behaved animal, visit Getting Started with Pet Partners to learn the steps you need to take to join us in serving our communities.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.
President, Columbia River Pet Partners
Serving our community