Enhancing Well-Being and Education with Pet Assisted Therapy

Bringing People and Pets Together

Services Provided

New England Pet Partners Inc. is a non-profit organization, 501c.3, #17597, bringing people and pets together to enhance education and well-being with pet assisted therapy. We train, evaluate and support Registered Pet Assisted Therapy and Read with Me Teams.  

NEPP is a Community Pet Partner (#46489) of the Pet Partners® program(Bellevue, WA). NEPP has it’s own unique mentoring program, by-laws, codes of ethics and board of directors. Our goal is to increase awareness on the benefits of pet assisted therapy. NEPP offers regional support in the New England Area.     

Teams who Complete their Pet Partner’s Online Team Handler’s Course, and sign up for a team evaluation with New England Pet Partners, must register with Pet Partners Headquarters.


Our goal is to support well trained and compassionate therapy teams. We make every effort to assist in helping Facility and Teams Connect but strongly advise you call Pet Partners at 425-679-5500 and/or visit Pet Partners who have a complete database of Visiting Teams ands Facilities.

If you have a special request email info@nepetpartnesrs.org. We can post your request in a future NEPP Connects newsletter. You must sign up for NEPP Connects to post.

We invite to our Facebook Pages, New England Pet Partners and/or New England Pet Partners Team Forum - our group member page.  

We appreciate donations in any amount to supplement our efforts of offering

3 Licensed Team Evaluations each year, in our facility located in Pelham, NH.  

Interested in sponsoring an event for NEPP, please visit our Sponsor Page

 email info@nepetpartners.org or call 603-635-3647 or 603-661-3647 (Maureen Ross, M. A., CEO) .

Volunteer teams generously share their pets and time. Many teams work in health care and education. Others are enjoying new challenges and opportunities, volunteering at events and mentoring potential therapy teams. All are making a difference in their own unique way. It is educationally enriching for those who visit and for those enjoying the benefits of Registered Pet Partner Teams.   

Professional healthcare teams work in collaboration with a visiting team to create an integrated treatment program with attending staff, family or individual. Goals are designed to promote a sense of well-being, healing, living and learning. Engaging as a visiting team offers the benefits of enhanced well-being and education for those with transitional, emotional and physical challenges.  Learn more ...

We invite you to take a deep nose-to-navel breath - and journey through NEPP'S web site and visit on Facebook.


NEPP Information Brochure, NEPP Donation Form, Frequently Asked Questions, How to become a Pet Partner

Benefits of Pet-Assisted Therapy

Expectations Placed on Therapy Dogs

What Makes Teams Suitable for NEPP


Our passion and goal is to raise awareness about the benefits of pets and educational enrichment.

Pet Assisted Therapy is becoming widely accepted as an adjunct to treatment planning like sand, music, narrative and other modalities.

We have been collaborating with teams and facilities for 20 plus years. Many of the teams who have crossed paths with us at NEPP have a variety of health care experience (Doctors, Nurses, Counselors, OT’s, PT’s, Teachers, Schools, Libraries, Universities and Caretakers).


In collaboration with experienced volunteer teams, board of directors, advisors, committees and sponsors, NEPP offers:


Learn more at Pet Partners

Maureen Ross, M.A.