Pet therapy offers a plethora of physical, mental, and emotional benefits for people of all ages. The physical benefits of pet therapy include decreasing stress levels, blood pressure, pain, and fatigue. Emotionally, pet therapy can help with fear, isolation, loneliness, and grief. One of the best benefits a person can experience from pet therapy is the increase in energy levels, self-esteem, and mood.
Our Faithful Paws Pet Therapy Teams visit hospitals, hospice facilities, nursing homes, schools, libraries, and many other types of facilities. All team members (both humans and pets) have attended and successfully passed a training class, and all pets have received their Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate.
Faithful Paws Pet Therapy Teams visit facilities on a set schedule, and Teams are also available for one-time visits. Please see below for information on how to apply to become an approved facility, how to request an ongoing or one-time visit, and important guidelines for our facilities.
Our mission is to provide pet therapy for non-profit organizations such as schools, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, and hospice care facilities. If you are a for-profit company requesting a visit, we kindly ask that you make a donation to our organization.
Apply to Become an Approved Facility
If you have never been a Faithful Paws approved facility or you have not had visits at your facility since 2021, you will need to complete an application. After we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule your visit(s). You will be able to indicate if you are requesting a one-time or ongoing visit on the application.
In order to communicate with all of our approved facilities, we need to have updated contact information in our system at all times. Please use the button below to update your profile whenever any changes to staff, location, or facility requirements occur at your facility.
*If you have had a Faithful Paws Team visit your facility previously or currently have a team visiting, you can request a new visit or request a modification to your current scheduled visit(s). In other words, please click these links only if you are an approved Faithful Paws facility.
Guidelines for Facilities
Rules for remaining a facility in good standing, i.e. keeping your information up to date with the organization.
For additional information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.