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Therapy Animal Teams in Kansas City

Mo-Kan Pet Partners is a local Community Partner of Pet Partners, the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing Animal-Assisted Interventions. Our volunteers are trained and evaluated through Pet Partners processes. At a local level, we assist our members as they serve the health and educational facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, mental health programs, Veterans services, hospice organizations, schools) as well as camps, libraries, and community events.
Our members enjoy social opportunities, mentoring and ongoing educational enrichment.

Meet a few of our therapy team members


During the 2017 holidays, some of our Pet Partners were asked to participate in a Vita Bone ad. It portrays a few of our teams as they participate in the Read With Me program.Here is a link to their Facebook site with the video:

Here's a holiday story you may not have heard. Share this video, and we'll donate $1 to Pet Partners to support therapy animals, including those who help improve children's reading skills and self-confidence through their Read With Me™ initiative.Learn more about our partnership at

Posted by Vita Bone on Thursday, December 7, 2017


Fox 4 shot video at Woodneath Library in Liberty, Mo on January 22, 2018, to showcase Pet Partners READ WITH ME program.

Reading to dogs

Dogs: They're the best listeners. 😊 How cool is this? Kids at Woodneath Library Center got to read to some precious pups on Monday to practice their reading skills and gain some confidence, too. Video by FOX4's Alex Bruns.

Posted by FOX 4 News Kansas City on Monday, January 22, 2018

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Our Board Members

John LaRoe, President

Jayne Frye, Vice President

Ann Ninneman,Secretary

Kim Anderson, Treasurer


Jenny Wiley, Member at Large

Bill Wiley, Member at Large

Pat White, Instructor & Member at Large

Julie Goodman, Instructor

Amy Wurst, Evaluation Coordinator


Vicki Altman, Special Events Coordinator

Alice Sharp, Webmaster

Pet Partners Community Partner  #40177

P.O. Box 7496  Overland Park, Kansas 66207

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