Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Love and canine therapy. 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. We look forward to working with you and your dog.
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. Medical studies have provided a growing body of research proving that animals have tremendous healing potential. These 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.