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Herb Weisbaum emcees the Pet Partners open house, and introduces his rescue dog to begin the program.

Trusty, a therapy animal, enjoys the open house at Pet Partners in Bellevue

Trusty, a therapy animal

While the human-animal bond is never far from my mind, I recently learned about an organization the works diligently to bring this connection into the lives of people who may be missing it because of their stay at a hospital or care facility.  Pet Partners is a national, non-profit organization that runs a program to train volunteers (and their animals) to work as animal-human therapy team.

At a recent open house at the Pet Partners headquarters in Bellevue, I learned how animal volunteers, and their human companions, visit memory care facilities and hospitals to make life a little brighter for residents and patients.

Learn more about Pet Partners at www.petpartners.org.

About Christie Lagally

Christie Lagally is a freelance writer, columnist and activist and founder of Living Humane Online. Christie’s published work was featured in the Richmond News from 2009 – 2011. Currently, Christie writes a column called “Among the animals” for the Pacific Publishing Company’s City Living Seattle paper. Her work has recently been published in Northwest Pet Magazine and Northwest Prime Time.

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