Affiliations and Partnerships
DPP proudly partners with the following organizations. The Board of Directors and members greatly appreciate their support of our work with the people and animals whose lives we strive to make a difference in every day.
Pet Partners is the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI). With the highest caliber curriculum in the industry, Pet Partners trains volunteers and evaluates them with their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, veterans’ centers, hospice, Alzheimer’s facilities, courtrooms, schools and other settings. They offer the teams superior risk management and the industry’s highest safety standards, continuing education and re-registration and keen attention to dealing with our unique multi-species team population.
We are the collective voice of Colorado’s nonprofit sector and a statewide membership organization helping nonprofits fulfill their mission to make Colorado a better place to live. Members have access to resources, education and publications at reduced or no cost.
IHAC is a respected source of scientific and scholarly information on human-animal connections within the fields of social work and social sciences.
Swedish is home to DPP’s flagship AAI program, proudly partnering since 2002!
DPP gratefully acknowledges the generous annual financial support of the SMC Auxiliary in providing a grant to purchase handler training manuals and therapy dog vests, and the support of the hospital in providing conference meeting space.
DPP gratefully acknowledges Build-A-Bear’s grant of $5,000 to grow and nurture our base of children’s literacy programs and to train therapy teams in literacy mentorship to meet the increased demand.