Paws 4 Healing

Who We Are

Paws 4 Healing 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 eight chapters located in southern California.

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 cannot be registered. Consult the Pet Partners® web site to find out more.)
Our volunteers are registered Pet Partners® and 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. (We do not visit private homes, student housing or dormitories)
In addition to making pet therapy visits our teams participate in a variety of events, conferences, fairs, expos and educational presentations 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


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