Pets Reaching Out To People

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Join Our Group


      You are welcome to join us at our 2022 meeting on:

Tuesday, August 16, 6:30-7:30pm - Rm 206 @ TSCP Library

Not a member and want to join us? See our new membership form below to sign up and use paypal to pay your dues.  You're welcome to attend a meeting anytime.  We would love to meet you!

Looking to become a therapy team? Prairieland Visiting Animals will help and guide you through all the information that you need to know to become a registered therapy team.  Sound good? Then please visit our "Become a Therapy Team" tab above.

 Register at PP online or contact Sharon Fricke:slintonf@gmail.com for help
 PET PARTNERS HANDLER'S CLASS -   June 25, 2022, 9am-5pm
     Register online or contact Julie for the next class: julieprairielandpp@gmail.com
LOVE ON A LEASH or ALLIANCE OF THERAPY DOGS        EVALUATIONScontact Karen to schedule: ksimecka1@gmail.com
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Prairieland is a fun and friendly group of folks from the heartland who are interested in promoting the human/animal bond.

Our group provides registered pet therapy teams to nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, schools and other facilities that can benefit from interactions with a therapy animal.

The Association meets 4 times a year, participates in local community events and provides speakers to various organizations.

We encourage evaluation and registration of animals to ensure that they are welcome at every facility. Our members belong to: Pet Partners, Love on a Leash and Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Contact us if you have any questions, comments or inquiries (use email form at the bottom of this page).

Visiting Animals Association
of Kansas



Benefits Include

  • Mentoring of all new teams  

  • Member's only page access 

  • 'Who's visiting where' list           

  • Facilities asking for teams

  • Member list with contact info

  • Reading program - library

  • Educational workshops

  • Quarterly newsletters 

  • Monthly updates     

  • Social events         

Prairieland welcomes all people, even if you don't have a therapy animal at this time!

Dues are $17.50 for June 2022 and are prorated for the rest of the year. In 2023 dues will be $30 - Active member or $20 - Associate member.

Be sure to check out our "Become a Therapy Team" tab at the top of this page for information on the 3 national pet therapy organizations that we support.

NEW Pay your dues by Paypal

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Help Prairieland to Spread the Word

Our mission is to support human health and wellness in our local community. Your donation helps support our volunteer animal therapy teams in their devotion to enrich the lives of others. It allows us to continue to recruit more teams, provide educational workshops/seminars and promote the healing aspect of the human- animal bond.



Get your rewards card at www.dillons.com and create an account, then go to community rewards and use #LK983 to sign up and use Prairieland as your favorite charity. 


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Tellington Touch Workshop September 17, 2022
For Prairieland Members Only

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Cost is $30. You must let Karen Simecka know you want to attend and pay here to be added to the list.  Class is limited to 20 attendees

Members have until August 15, 2022 to enroll in the class for first priority.


Meet Our Teams

Kathy and Sparky

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