Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy volunteers have the unique opportunity to provide a beneficial service to both animals and people. Animal Assisted Therapy is increasingly used to boost the mood and morale of those in resident care facilities. By bringing a Shelter dog or cat to visit one of these facilities, an Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteer can find that people from diverse backgrounds and facing a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological struggles can find not only comfort, but also growth and healing through animal-assisted therapy. The premise is simple: the bond between humans and animals reaches beyond words, and an animal’s presence can offer a powerful level of comfort and companionship that is unconditional and runs very deep. Interested? Please fill out a Volunteer Profile

To be eligible for an Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteer position, volunteer must first complete the Dog Walking training and be at least 18 years of age or assisted by a parent. For more information, please email