How Fundraisers for Pet Partners Work

 When you fundraise for Pet Partners, you not only provide financial support for therapy animal visits, you also spread the word about the impact of the human-animal bond. There are many benefits to hosting a fundraiser on the Pet Partners website, including:

  • The ability to personalize your page with stories and photos.
  • A tax receipt for your donors that comes directly from Pet Partners.
  • The ability for you to thank your donors easily through the online platform. Pet Partners will also send a thank you note to your donors. 
  • Donor comments, where they can share stories, memories, and other notes about the person or pet you are honoring.
  • The ability to revisit your fundraising page even after you are done fundraising.

In addition to all of these benefits, you will always have Pet Partners' gratitude for your support. We could not make therapy animal visits possible without your help. Thank you!

 After you register on our site, you'll be able to choose what kind of fundraiser you want to host. These come with pre-written content to make the set-up process easier, but we encourage you to customize these with stories and photos of the person or pet you are honoring. It's also helpful to tell your friends and family why you care about the Pet Partners mission. Here is a list of the types of fundraisers you can host:

  • Honoring a person or pet: Do you want to celebrate a special person or pet? Customize this template to show supporters why you are honoring them.
  • Therapy animal retirement celebration: Honor the incredible work of your therapy animal.
  • Birthday celebration: Donate your special day to Pet Partners in lieu of gifts, knowing that your birthday can change lives. 
  • Pet birthday celebration: Happy birthday to your furry friend! What better way to celebrate than by honoring the human-animal bond?
  • In memory of a beloved family member or friend: Many people choose to recommend donations to Pet Partners in memory of their family member or friend. You can place a link to your fundraising page into an obituary, and loved ones can share notes on the memorial page.
  • In memory of a beloved pet: Memorialize your pet's life by sharing stories and photos on your page. When you fundraise for Pet Partners, you honor the bond you shared with your pet by bringing thebenefits of the human-animal bond to more people. 
  • Other events: Get creative! You can donate your wedding in lieu of a registry, host a National Dog Day fundraiser, and so much more! We are excited to see your creative ways to support the human-animal bond. 

 Once you've selected the type and customized your fundraiser, promote your page through social media, emails, and by hosting in-person events. Supporters can donate online or mail in cash or checks. Directions can be found here

 If you would like to fundraise for one of our chapters, please click the following links:

Pet Partners of Arizona

Pet Partners of Illinois

Pet Partners of North Texas

Pet Partners of Southern California