Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 as the tri-state resource for the human-animal bond and to validate the important role of animals for people's health and well-being. We have strict guidelines for evaluating volunteer Therapy Animal teams and providing Animal-Assisted Activities and Animal Assisted Therapy services.
We train volunteers and screen pets to visit acute, rehabilitation and palliative healthcare facilities, group homes and schools throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Metro area. Our current membership of quality teams includes over 200 volunteers and their dogs and other pets. Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati values our animals’ safety and welfare as our highest priority while helping our pets to share their unconditional love with others. Client confidentiality, including compliance with HIPAA regulations, is assured.
We have been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) since March, 2005, and are further classified as a public charity under Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi). Donations to our organization may be fully deductible, but please check first with a qualified tax professional.
Through our trained Therapy Animal teams, the members of Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati are able to provide unconditional love, emotional support, comfort, joy, and a pleasant distraction from the everyday stresses in life by allowing our pets to interact and bond with the people they meet. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives we touch in all the facilities we visit, including health care facilities, retirement communities, and schools, while we educate the community about the significant value of the human-animal bond.