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Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association

Pets That Care
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Getting Involved

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Welcome TO MIAMI VALLEY PET Therapy,
Pet’s That Care…

The members of mvPTa provide Animal Assisted Therapy services to individuals in many facilities throughout the Greater Miami Valley area. There are over 125 active pet therapy teams in the mvPTa. Teams are typically made up of a pet and their owner, (dogs, rabbits, cats, and hand-held pets). mvPTa volunteers visit in facilities throughout the Miami Valley area. Some of these facilities include Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Wright Patterson Medical Center, Southview Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Hospice of Dayton and numerous Nursing/Assisted Living facilities, libraries, and schools.

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.

Or please send your tax deductible donation to:

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

Click here to make an online donation.

Featured Pets

Abra & Cheri

Therapy Dog

Rocky The Rabbit

Therapy Bunny

Tucker & Pam

Therapy Dog

CONNIE & BUDDy

Therapy Dog

What we do

Our Services

Pet Therapy

There are over 125 active pet therapy teams in the mvPTa. Teams are typically made up of a pet and their owner, (dogs, rabbits, cats, and hand-held pets). mvPTa volunteers visit in facilities throughout the Miami Valley area. Some of these facilities include Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Wright Patterson Medical Center, Southview Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Hospice of Dayton and numerous Nursing/Assisted Living facilities, libraries, and schools.

Pet Certification

Come experience real life situations, have fun learning to become a member.

We provide classes to help pets and their owners achieve the skills and confidence they need to be a pet therapy team working together to serve where we can in the Miami Valley and beyond.

Classes

Classes are offered multiple times per year. Therapy pet training involves 7 weeks of classes meeting once per week. Classes are offered at various locations around the Miami Valley for your convenience.
See FAQs for additional information.

Interested in taking the course?
Check out our upcoming classes.

Who We Serve

We serve over 95 facilities in a six county area. We visit extensively in the greater Dayton area.  It continues to be our pleasure to serve residents in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, libraries, adolescents with behavioral challenges, and individuals with disabilities at day habilitation and residential programs.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

Our Mission is to promote the use of highly trained domesticated pets to improve the health, independence and quality of life of citizens living in the greater Miami Valley.

Get Involved

Would you like to get involved?

Upcoming Events

Sept 28 - Pet Fest 5K Run/Walk

10am – 3pm Come Join the Fun:
Run/Walk, Food Trucks, Vendors, Pet Rescues, Obedience Training, DJ Tony & More!

Sept - Fall Classes Begin

Check our Classes Page to Register Today!
Pawsitively Awesome

Featured Pets

Abra & Cheri

Therapy Dog

Rocky The Rabbit

Therapy Bunny

Tucker & Pam

Therapy Dog

Poppy

Collie Mix
Adult – Female

Zeoy

Staffordshire
Adult – Female

Felix

Domestic Short Hair
Adult – Male
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