Seniors and Therapy Pets Participate in First Ever World’s Largest Pet Walk at Poet’s Walk Sarasota

Senior memory care residents, their pets, and family walked in the World’s Largest Pet Walk at Poet’s Walk Sarasota on Saturday, September 29, 2018. They were joined by therapy dog groups and their owners for a fun-filled afternoon. Everyone who walked received an official “bib” and every lap they finished earned them a ticket to redeem for prizes. The Poet’s Walk residents prepared in the morning by making homemade dog treats for all who attended. The walk took place inside Poet’s Walk Sarasota.

Created by Pet Partners, the nation’s leading organization registering therapy animals, the first ever World’s Largest Pet Walk will take place across the country on September 29th. There will be thousands of people walking with their pets to encourage everyone to enjoy the health benefits of being active with pets.

About Pet Partners:
Pet Partners is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting animal-assisted therapy, activities and education. More than forty years since the organization’s inception, the science that proves these benefits has become indisputable. Today, Pet Partners is the nation’s largest and most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams providing animal-assisted interventions. Therapy animals, such as those who participate in the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program, provide affection and comfort to members of the public, typically in facility settings such as hospitals, assisted living, and schools. These pets have a special aptitude for interacting with members of the public and enjoy doing so. Therapy animal handlers volunteer their time to visit with their animals in the community. For more information about Pet Partners, visit

About Poet’s Walk Sarasota:
Poet’s Walk Sarasota provides memory care with the finest amenities and is located at 5851 Honore Ave. in Sarasota, FL 34243. For more information, visit or call 941-584-5575.

About Spring Hills Senior Communities & Memory Care Communities:
All Spring Hills Senior Communities and Poet’s Walk Memory Care Communities offer a distinctive and innovative approach to assisted living, memory care and Home Care Services as led by Alexander Markowits, President/CEO. Signature Touches is the company’s approach to offering services that are designed to meet the needs and preferences of residents and clients. Personal choice is top priority, which is exemplified by recreational programs led by professionals in one of the company’s Spring Hills communities located in NJ, VA, OH and FL, in the company’s Poet’s Walks communities located in TX, NV, VA, FL and soon-to-be MD, or in their own home. For more information about their commitment to senior living, including information on Spring Hills Home Care Services, visit or