|The Delta Society,
an international non-profit organization based in Bellevue, Washington
focuses on improving human health through the help of therapy and service
Since 1977, Delta Society has promoted the power of pets to improve the
health and well-being of humans. After observing the positive effects of their
own pets on their human patients, a veterinarian and psychologist decided to
form an organization that would cultivate credible research and awareness
regarding their findings.
Research has since gone on to prove that animals have a profound impact on
people’s health by lowering their blood pressure, reducing stress and anxiety
levels, stimulating the release of endorphins which make people feel good, and
Through Delta Society’s Pet Partners Program, more than 10,000 specially-
trained volunteers take their pets to cheer up hospitalized patients, visit
seniors in nursing homes, children in schools for reading assistance programs
and work side-by-side with physical therapists.
About Delta Society Pet Partners Team
A not-for-profit organization founded to expand awareness of the positive
effects animals can have on human health and development, to expand the
therapeutic and service role of animals in human healthcare and
education, and to reduce barriers that prevent involvement of animals.