Therapy Pets Unlimited (TPU) has expanded its nationwide non-profit organization to now include Minnesota.

TPU makes it possible for well-behaved pets to visit nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, schools, libraries and more. The goal is to ease grief, stress and loneliness through friendly pet visits.

TPU will certify the visiting volunteer team and cover the cost of insurance for the team.

As Minnesota is a new area and the need is great, TPU is looking for handler/pet volunteer teams.

For more information, contact Joann Neve, TPU regional director, at (763) 242-7475 or