ElderPet is a service organization made up of Pet Partner Therapy Teams and community volunteers, and is based at the Thompson School at UNH. The focus of ElderPet is to facilitate the important human/pet relationships of senior citizens, people with disabilities, hospice families, and clients of health care and other facilities.  This is done via two branches – the Pet Partners Therapy Animal program and Pet- Related Community Services.


ElderPet originated as an Applied Animal Science project at the University of New Hampshire in 1982. It is now a non-profit organization registered with the State of New Hampshire and has received tax- exempt status under IRS Code 501 (c)(3). (EIN 06-1714543)