For forty years, both volunteers and professionals nationwide have trusted Pet Partners as the leading organization improving human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. An increase in the popularity of animal-assisted interactions (AAI) has been matched by a growing body of research and field experience. Professionalizing the Passion will give you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, strengthen your skills, and network with your peers.
Please note: assistance animals are welcome, but given our commitment to animal welfare, we feel that spending long days at a conference are not in the best interests of a therapy animal. We hope they will enjoy a few days off while their handler is in attendance!
$180 – Pet Partners Volunteers past and present (before May 1)
$225 – Pet Partners Volunteers past and present (after May 1)
$325 – Professionals and General Public
$70 – Additional fee for Friday Celebration Dinner
Dr. Aubrey Fine is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating children with ADHD, developmental disorders, learning disabilities and parent-child relations. He opened his practice in Southern California in 1987, and has been on the faculty of the California State Polytechnic University since 1981. He is the recipient of the Wang Award (2001) for his commitment, dedication and exceptional contributions in the areas of education and applied sciences. In July of 2016 he received the William McCulloch Award for Excellence in HAI Education and Practice from the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations, in Paris France.
Dr. Fine is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge, and has authored several books including The Parent Child Dance, Afternoons with Puppy, Our Faithful Companion,and The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapywhich is now in its fourth edition (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2015). He has also written a column in Dog Fancy Magazine entitled “The Loving Bond,” about the human-animal bond and been a guest on a number of national TV and radio programs including Animal Planet, Discovery Network, NPR, ABC and CNN.
A Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB), Dr. McConnell has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. An accomplished author of several books including The Other End of the Leash, she is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training.
The Meydenbauer Center represents the Puget Sound region’s premium event experience. State-of-the-art facilities, central location, and opportunities to shop, dine, hike, and explore all within minutes: Meydenbauer and the city of Bellevue are the place to be.
Our host hotels offer complementary shuttle service to the center.
Hilton Bellevue, 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 425-455-1300
Complimentary parking and shuttle service to the conference
Larkspur Landing Bellevue, 15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue, WA 425-373-1212
$134/night studio suite, $144/night executive suite
Complimentary breakfast, parking, Internet and shuttle service to the conference
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 1-800-RED-LION
Complimentary breakfast buffet, parking and shuttle service to the conference
Friday, September 8, 2017 - Saturday, September 9, 2017
Meydenbauer Center11100 NE 6th StBellevue, Washington 98004USA
Cvent Online Event Registration Software | Copyright © 2000-2017 Cvent, Inc. All rights reserved.