Denver Pet Partners

A nonprofit organization

$36,239 raised by 163 donors

91% complete

$40,000 Goal

Denver Pet Partners (DPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the Human-Animal Bond to improve quality of life, benefit human-animal interaction and enhance animal-assisted intervention (AAI) services in Colorado. DPP has over 170 current members who embrace the DPP Mission "To deliver excellence in animal-assisted interventions (AAI) and enhance the health and wellness of people through AAI services, networking, and education." Visits from our therapy animals and their handlers improve the physical and mental well-being of people in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, the judicial system, and more.

Imagine a community in which children are eager to learn to read, stroke patients are motivated to learn to walk and talk again, and women who have suffered from abuse gain the confidence to overcome their fear. We're doing our part to build healthier communities. It's about changing lives!


To deliver excellence in animal-assisted interventions (AAI) and enhance the health and wellness of people through direct services, education, and networking.

Background Statement

Founded in 2001, Denver Pet Partners has been a community partner of Pet Partners, a 40 year-old national organization dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond, since 2002. Our extensive experience with a wide variety of people in many different settings along with our adherence to rigorous standards of practice helps us to collaborate with people and organizations to deliver safe, effective animal-assisted services. With over 150 handler-animal teams serving over 50 facilities in the Denver-metro area, approximately 40,000 lives per year are impacted by the healing touch of the human-animal bond.

We serve the community using our expertise in teaching, knowledge of the human-animal bond, and extensive ongoing experience in the field to help people be confident and effective volunteer therapy animal-handler teams and help clients have safe, productive and sustainable therapy programs. Through collaboration with international, national and local organizations and academia, we remain on the cutting edge of the latest research and take an active part in developing solutions to improve the value of animal-assisted therapy and ensure the utmost safety for all involved, especially the animal.

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that never charges for its services, we rely on donations from people like you to continue to do our work. Our therapy animals and their handlers visit hospitals, nursing homes, cancer care centers, hospice, veterans' homes, and senior living facilities; they participate in educational programs with children in schools and libraries; support at-risk youth; provide support to victims and witnesses in the judicial system; visit colleges and many other facilities and programs. We improve the mental and physical well-being of those with whom we visit.

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Denver Pet Partners

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Animal-Related, Human Services, Education, Health Care


PO Box 271505
Littleton, CO 80127

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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