Affiliations, Partnerships, and Collaborations
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.
IAHAIO’s main role is to provide a helpful coordinating structure between all member organizations. As the worldwide interest and support for Human-Animal Interaction science increases, IAHAIO’s role as a communication link is essential to convey latest research findings and encourage further program development. In addition, IAHAIO has established a series of international awards to acknowledge contributions made by individuals or institutions in the study of HAI.
Pet Partners is the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing Animal-Assisted Interactions. 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.
R.E.A.D. is the first and foremost program that utilizes therapy animals to help kids improve their reading and communication skills and also teaches them to love books and reading. It’s been growing around the world since November of 1999 when ITA launched it here in Salt Lake City. More than 3,500 therapy teams have trained and registered with the program and are going strong!
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.