who we are

– MVPTA began on April 9, 2000

– We currently have over 125 certified teams

– We offer insurance for our members

– We teach you how to safely visit with your pets 

– We have a mentoring program for new grads

– We provide members with a Facility Guide

– Our members have fun while sharing their pets

– There are many visit opportunities every week 

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Getting Involved

Love Animals?

Who we visit

We have over 125 active pet therapy teams who provide Animal Assisted Therapy services to over 95 facilities throughout the Greater Miami Valley area. Teams are made up of a pet and their owner, (dogs, rabbits, cats, miniature horses and hand-held pets). It is our honor to serve Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Soin Medical Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Southview Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Hospice of Dayton, Montgomery County Judicial System, University of Dayton, and numerous Nursing/Assisted Living facilities, libraries, businesses, schools, and by request, funeral services and crisis response. 

MakING a Donation

You can support the work of MVPTA even if you don’t have a pet to volunteer with by becoming a supporting member with a tax deductible donation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Please send your tax deductible donation to:

Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association
P.O. Box 675
Troy, OH 45373

getting started


Classes are offered twice a year,  once a week for 7 weeks. We offer various locations for your convenience.
Interested in taking the course?
Check out our Classes page to register today!


Come have fun learning what it takes to visit with your pet, while experiencing real life situations.

Our classes help pets and their owners gain the skills and confidence to work together to serve our community.

Our Mission & Vision

Pets That Care, Certified Teams Serving the Community. We are the leader in providing certified pet therapy teams that fulfill the needs of the entire community, fostering the human-animal bond. 

Upcoming Events

march - spring classes begin

Check our Classes Page to Register Today! 

sept 26, 2020 - petfest 5k run/walk

9am – 2pm Come Join the Fun:
Run/Walk, Food Trucks, Vendors, Pet Rescues, Obedience Training, DJ Tony & More!

Pawsitively Awesome

Featured Pets

Abra & Cheri

Therapy Dog

Rocky The Rabbit

Therapy Bunny

Tucker & Pam

Therapy Dog