Denver Pet Partners (DPP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the Human-Animal Bond to improve quality of life, benefit human-animal interaction and enhance animal-assisted interaction services in Colorado. Founded in 2001, DPP is inclusive of animal-assisted interaction volunteers, professionals and associated organizations.
To deliver excellence in animal-assisted interaction (AAI) and enhance the health and wellness of people through:
- AAI Services
- Resource Development
To expand the horizons of animal-assisted interaction by creating strategic, innovative initiatives to enhance societal awareness of the Human-Animal Bond as a pivotal force in creating healthy communities and improving the quality of life.
- Increase awareness of the positive health effects of animal-assisted interaction (AAI).
- Advance the incorporation of therapeutic AAI to enhance quality of life and recovery of people and their families.
- Foster communication and support among AAI volunteers, professional practitioners and related associations.
- Further the study of the psychological and social effects of AAI through research and continuing education.
- Advocate for programs and policies to ensure excellent service delivery of AAI for all recipients.
- Promote collaboration with other AAI groups and professional Human-Animal Interaction organizations.
- Promote the highest professional standards and ethics in the practice of animal-assisted interactions.
We insist upon ethical behavior in all things, inspiring trust by saying and doing what we mean and taking responsibility for our actions.
We achieve together what none of us could do alone.
Respect for the Individual:
We nurture and actively promote broad and diverse membership engagement. We listen to, support and genuinely care about one another through a mutually-supportive environment.
We will be responsive and relevant to one another by continually investing in our members and by nurturing long-term, value-driven relationships with our affiliates, our partners and all others with whom we collaborate.