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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.

Missouri Hospital Assn Conference Presentation


Meet a few of our therapy team members



  • Become a Therapy Animal Team
  • Where We Serve
  • Looking for an animal team at your facility or organization?
  • Make a Donation

Becoming a Therapy Team can be a very rewarding experience.  Learn more today!

Become a Therapy Animal Team

View our facilities and learn more information about the places we serve.

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We will guide you through the process of finding an animal team for your facility or organization.

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Mo-Kan Pet Partners appreciates your generous gifts to support our organization.

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MO-KAN Pet Partners in the News!

Click here to view KMBC interview.

Click here to view Fox 4 – Therapy Animals During a Pandemic


Click here to view article about Pet Partners in the Josephine Magazine:



St. Joseph Pet Partners in the News:

Therapy dogs at MWSU
Click here to watch Therapy Animals from St Joseph, Mo bringing joy to students during finals.


Taylor Hemness, News Anchor for KSHB 41 has developed a story about therapy animal teams. He and his crew accompanied our teams during a hospital visit as well as our recent Handler Course. He is very committed to promoting community awareness of the power of the Human – Animal Bond, the manner in which our teams serve and the need for more teams!

Julie Goodman and Jordan on KMBC.  Julie explains the importance of the animal-human bond.

The link below will take you to the KMBC video.


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

Our Board Members

John LaRoe, President

Rachael Lavender, Vice President

Jan Andrews, Secretary

Brady Crist, Treasurer


Brady Crist and Neely

Brenda Anderson, Member at Large

Robin Collie, Member at Large



Julie Goodman, Instructor

Amy Wurst, Evaluation Coordinator


“Open Position”, Special Events Coordinator


Alice Sharp, Webmaster

Pet Partners Community Partner  #40177

P.O. Box 7496  Overland Park, Kansas 66207

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