Carli became a Pet Partners handler at age 10 when she began volunteering with her original therapy rat, River. Now, having partnered with her fourth rat, Lavender, she enjoys visiting schools, libraries and any event that involves children. She is passionate about her rats and the opportunity to put them to work helping children.
While visiting the NICU, I saw a magazine cover with a little boy sitting in his hospital bed with a westie in his lap. Even though he was sick, that little boy was grinning from ear to ear. I was inspired and began my path to being a therapy animal team. We love making a difference and having fun at the same time!
Who uses therapy
Therapy animal services are used by a variety of facilities. No matter the setting, the goal is to bring positive results.
VISITING THOSE IN NEED