Welcome to Pets Helping People, Inc.
We are a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization established in 1998 on the premise that dogs, through their unconditional love and acceptance and acute senses, when paired with a compassionate human can be a remarkable source of companionship, inspiration, motivation and support to the healing and learning processes. We offer unmatched training, testing and support to individuals who want to share the love they have for their dog with others through the practice of animal assisted interventions(AAI). We partner with facilities and organizations who want to offer the healing benefits of the human-animal bond with their clients by assisting with program development and team placement. We provide customized interactive educational presentations to many schools, community groups, residential facilities, and employers expanding their understanding of and appreciation for the diverse benefits of AAI.
Whether you are a dog owner, facility leader, healthcare professional or animal fan, we invite you to explore our website and all that we have to offer- to share in our stories, to meet our teams, to read the testimonials from our facility partners, and to ultimately celebrate with us the healing joy of a cold nose and wagging tail. We welcome anyone interested in our organization to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our Volunteer Teams
For over 16 years PHP’s’ accredited Therapy Dog teams have been bringing joy, touching hearts and enriching the lives of individuals of all ages, many of whom have special needs. Over 250 PHP accredited volunteers and their dogs have reached in excess of 150,000 individuals. Click here to meet some of our accredited handler per teams
Our Training and Accreditation Program
We help those interested in becoming involved with Pet Therapy through our comprehensive accreditation program. Click here to learn more about our methods and support.
Our Partner Facilities
PHP would not be able to bring the benefits of the human-animal bond to others without the partnership with organizations who share in this belief. We work with these committed leaders to design a program that addresses the unique needs of their clients. Click here to learn more about what our teams are doing at some of our partner facilities.
Our Community Involvement
PHP is very active in the communities we serve. You will find us partnering with local Girl and Boy Scouts, offering educational sessions at elementary schools, visiting camps for individuals with special needs. Click here to learn about just some of our recent events.