Our Programs

PAWS Therapy Dogs Program

Making a Positive Impact on the Lives of Those Struggling with Loneliness, Anxiety or Illness

Our PAWS Therapy Dogs program is central to our mission of supporting the community. More than 100 volunteers and their dogs spend time at nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, hospices and children’s homes to help bring joy and encouragement to the disabled, bedridden or neglected.

Our therapy dog teams conduct monthly visits to more than 30 facilities throughout Orange County, California. Averaging more than 650 visits annually, our PAWS Therapy Dog program helps strengthen the human-animal bond by sharing the love of a pet with those that cannot have their own. These visits provide a unique and wholesome social opportunity for seniors, children, and the community at large.

PAWS By the Numbers:

Over 100 Volunteer Therapy Dog Teams

Serving Thousands of People Every Year

More than 30 Orange County Locations Served

Paws Therapy dogs Program

PAWS – Therapy Dogs Program

Our PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) Therapy Dogs program is volunteer-supported and consists of handlers and their dogs who visit Orange County residents in need.

PANDA (PAWS Assists the Needs of the DA) Program

Specialized PAWS volunteer teams help comfort child victims of sexual assault while they prepare to take their cases to trial.

PAWS - AirPAWS Program

Flying through Orange County’s John Wayne Airport is about to be a lot less stressful thanks to our PAWS Therapy Dogs.

PAWS - Kindness Kids Program

OC Animal Allies Kindness Kids program teaches students the basic principles of kindness toward all living creatures, responsible pet care and respect for wild animals.

PAWS - Canine Literacy Program

Learning to read is important, but learning to enjoy reading is often challenging. Reading to a furry friend can nurture the joy of reading.

PAWS - Special Events Program

Whether scheduling a high-intensity planning session or just looking for a break in the day-to-day grind, the OC Animal Allies’ PAWS Therapy Dogs can help.


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OC Animal Allies is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting Orange County families and their animals. We are funded solely by the generous donations of individuals and corporations in the community that we serve. Donate today to support OC Animal Allies efforts.