North Carolina Pet Partners® (NCPP) is a Community Partner of Pet Partners®. Pet Partners is the leader in demonstrating and promoting positive human-animal interaction to improve the physical, emotional, and psychological lives of those we serve. NCPP includes registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal Teams (handlers and their animals) in the Triad and the Triangle. NCPP also includes individuals interested in the Therapy Animals program who may not be registered Pet Partners Therapy Animal teams.
NCPP encourages, promotes, and organizes animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT). NCPP members are committed to fostering education regarding Pet Partners and the benefits of animal-assisted therapy. NCPP assists members in the pursuit of AAA and AAT opportunities.
NCPP is active in many aspects of our community. NCPP teams serve various departments in the Cone Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, several regional hospitals, Ronald McDonald House, assisted living and memory care facilities, hospice and palliative care facilities, and children's camps. NCPP provides reading partners for children in Guilford County Schools (GCS) and some private schools through the Read with Me program. We also provide teams for the GCS Pet Responsibility program. We visit local universities as well including UNC, UNC-G, Guilford College, Elon, Elon Law School, and Duke.