PAWS Therapy Dogs Program

Making a positive impact on the lives of others

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 125 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 700 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 125 Volunteer Therapy Dog Teams
Over 700 Therapy Dog Visits Per Year
Over 30 Orange County Facilities Served

Want to volunteer with PAWS?

Our PAWS Therapy Dogs Program Includes:

Specialized PAWS volunteer teams help comfort child victims of sexual assault while they prepare to take their cases to trial.
Flying through Orange County's John Wayne Airport is about to be a lot less stressful thanks to our PAWS Therapy Dogs.
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.
Learning to read is important, but learning to enjoy reading is often challenging. Reading to a furry friend can nurture the joy of reading.

Support OC Animal Allies

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.

A Big Thank You

TO OUR OC ANIMAL ALLIES PARTNERS