It all starts with a relationship

 

Sandy and Gummy had that special bond

Sandy and Gummy had that special bond

Coco and I were so connected

Coco and I were so connected

 

Stephanie and Daisy speak with silence

Stephanie and Daisy speak with silence

 

Kelly and Bailey worked as one

Kelly and Bailey worked as one

One handler, one animal.

One team.

This is what Pet Partners is all about.

It all starts with that incredible bond between animal and human.

Next step is sharing that bond with others.

To leverage that relationship to help others.

To inspire others.

Everything starts with the tie between the ends of the leash.

The animal listening to the handler.

The handler listening to the animal.

Each understanding the other’s strengths and limitations.

Each respecting one another.

One does not exist without the other.

A great handler with an inappropriate animal cannot pass the Pet Partner Evaluation.

Similarly, a great animal with a weak handler cannot pass.

Both situations are disappointing.

But it all starts and ends with the human-animal bond.

Only when you have that can you expand it to include others and become an animal assisted therapy team.

Only then can you become a Love Dog volunteer.

And then there is no limit to what you can learn from each other and share with others.