New England Pet Partners, Inc. 501c.3 Community Pet Partner #46489

Sharing our pets to enhance well-being and education


We Empathize!

The success of a pet assisted therapy program relies on planning, implementing the plan with approvals and creating a safe environment for Registered Pet Partner Teams to visit. New England Pet Partners assists teams and facilities to safely integrate pet assisted therapy for individuals and groups. NEPP BROCHURE  /   Pet Partners®  

Programs provided by NEPP:

Provides opportunities for motivational, educational and/or recreational benefits to enhance a person’s well-being. Animal Assisted Activities are delivered in a variety of environments by registered, trained teams. The team has met the criteria as defined by the Pet Partner’s Program. The team delivers interactions that can enhance existing programs in hospitals, care/wellness/assisted living facilities, rehab, residential and other treatment locations.    

Animal Assisted Activities

Training and Registration

NEPP uses Awareness Centered Training (ACT), LIMA (least invasive, minimally aversive teaching. Maureen is a Board Certified Counselor, Professionally Certified Dog Trainer and Licensed Team Evaluator. Learn More  

Dog Talk Media / Maureen Ross, MA

Animal Assisted Therapy is a directed intervention using dogs (other species) as catalysts to meet specific goals. In collaboration with attending health care professionals, AAT is delivered by a specialist, who includes pets that meet specific criteria to participate in the treatment plan. The team has expertise and skill with regard to human-pet interactions and clinical applications.

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Dogs can help improve children's reading and communication skills by using an empowering approach: reading to a dog! Dogs are registered and volunteer with their owner/handlers, as a team, visiting schools and libraries.

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Animal Assisted Therapy