Our hearts go out to one of our long time members, Marie, who has been with Paws since 2002. Last week her therapy dog, Andy passed away and then her other dog, Katie, passed away yesterday. Here is what Marie had to say about Andy and Katie: At the age of 10 my best friend & incredible Therapy Dog, Andy (aka Celtic Angel ) Thursday, failed to wake up & crossed the Rainbow 🌈 bridge becoming a real angel 😢😢😢 I feel lost without him and even the cats keep looking for him. I will never forget my "wee" love Andy. Katie had cancer and stopped eating the day Andy passed. This morning she joined him. Forever loyal my wee Skyes RIP Katie ❤ … See MoreSee Less
Last week Ferris, Scooby and Clair helped out at a self care event at UNR sponsored by ASUN student engagement center. Students could come in and visit the dogs, make a honey based face mask, sugar lip scrub, get information on SNAP benefits, get a neck/ shoulder massage and buy essential oils. All about self care heading into the holidays. … See MoreSee Less
This website is intended to assist you should you decide to pursue the type of community service offered by Paws 4 Love. The information is intended to help you prepare yourself and your dog for the registration process and becoming an active and productive member. Please look around our site and let us know if you are interested in joining our pack. We look forward to working with you and your dog on becoming a member.
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Our Mission Statement
Paws 4 Love, through pet therapy, encourages literacy, volunteerism and well-being within the community.
Since 1997, Paws 4 Love, a non-profit therapy dog organization, has been serving our community through the work of dedicated volunteers and their dogs. Paws 4 Love therapy dogs visit facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, psychiatric facilities, homeless and children shelters and retirement communities.
You will find Paws 4 Love therapy teams at local libraries, schools and courthouses. Our therapy teams are invited to different facilities and businesses for special events throughout the year.
The Power of Paws
Studies have shown that simply petting an animal can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and lessen anxiety and depression. Exposure to friendly pets can also play an important role in patient treatment and recovery by relieving feelings of loneliness and isolation thereby providing a distraction from persistent pain.