Pet partner teams bring smiles to faces

Letter to the editor

Pet partner teams bring smiles to faces

Perhaps you’ve seen them in hospital halls or while visiting a friend in a nursing home: human and animal teams bringing smiles and comfort to those who need it most. They are Pet Partner teams (www.petpartners.org), and here in Albany you are fortunate to have a special group of these dedicated souls in the Paws Patrol chapter (www.pawspatrol.com), headed by Marty Harris.

I first became aware of Paws Patrol in 2010 when I took a two-day workshop for Pet Partner Team Training and later a Team Evaluation, both taught by Marty with the support of her amazing team members. From there, I began my own journey as a Pet Partner Team with Gracie by my side.

It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with Pet Partners, and most specifically with Mary Harris and the amazing chapter volunteers of Paws Patrol. They are a dedicated and inspiring group — and an awesome addition to Albany! Thank you, Paws Patrol, for your time, your efforts and your support.




KaosinAlbany 2 years, 1 month ago

Marty does an excellent job and so does everyone who is involved with Pet Partners. I am so proud of them. They spread lots of love and cheer.


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