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Who We Are

Paws 4 Healing, Inc. was founded in September 2003 by a group of experienced Animal-Assisted Therapy teams.  Since that time our membership has grown and we now have ten chapters located in southern California.  Our chapters are located in:

  • Bishop/Mammoth

  • Los Angeles

  • Orange County

  • Riverside County

  • San Diego County

  • Santa Clarita

  • South Bay

  • San Fernando Valley/Ventura County

  • Temecula Valley

  • Tulare County


What We Do

Paws 4 Healing volunteer members and their registered pets provide Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy services at facilities in our local communities.  Most of our members volunteer with dogs, but some visit with other kinds of domestic animals, such as rabbits. (Wild or exotic animals such as snakes, ferrets, or lizards can not be registered. Consult the Pet Partners® web site to find out more.)

Our volunteers visit facilities such as, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, schools, children’s centers, and battered women’s homes to name a few.  Most facilities we visit are setup on scheduled visits, while some can be visited on a flexible schedule.

In addition to making pet therapy visits our teams participate in a variety of events, conferences, fairs, parades, and expos for the purpose of spreading the word about Animal-Assisted Activities and Animal-Assisted Therapy.  These events give us an opportunity to meet people, share our working pets, and talk about the benefits of pet therapy.

If you are interested in learning more about how to join Paws 4 Healing, click the "Get Involved" button on the navigation bar.

Serving Southern California

Sharing The Unconditional Love Of Our Pets

Paws 4 Healing, Inc. is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit California Corporation

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Updated: October 2, 2017