Pet Therapy Team

Pet Therapy Team Member, Bentley Berten
Pet Therapy Team Member, Bentley Berten

Suncoast Humane Society provides the human-animal bond for adults and children who need it most. This free community program has volunteer teams of humans and their canines or felines who visit health care facilities, schools and provide reading fun at local libraries.

The pet therapy teams currently cover three counties and are dually evaluated under Suncoast Humane Society and the national program, Pet Partners, formerly known as the Delta Society. Each team is re-evaluated every two years in order to insure the high degree of appropriateness expected and is covered under liability insurance by Pet Partners.

For more information about joining our Pet Therapy Team, please contact Pet Therapy Team Manager, Claire Berten at

To arrange for Pet Therapy visitations call 941-474-7884 or download and complete the form below. 

Outreach Event Request Form

Interested in lending a paw? Become a Suncoast Humane Society Pet Therapy volunteer! 

Complete our online application HERE. For further questions about becoming a Pet Therapy volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Raby, at 941-474-7884 ext. 422, or by email at