PAWS Therapy Dogs Program

Information on Requesting Facility Visits

OC Animal Allies PAWS volunteers embrace new ways to help the Orange County Communities we proudly serve.  We welcome requests from new facilities, schools and organizations looking to bring the magic of pet therapy to their location.

We accept applications for review and if we are able to provide teams, will set up monthly visits to requesting facilities.  The interested facility must be located within Orange County in order to be considered for participation.

Some examples of our PAWS Therapy Dogs supported facilities:

  • Assisted living, senior care, memory care (Alzheimer’s and dementia)
  • Mental health
  • Addiction recovery, substance abuse
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Children’s homes and foster care
  • After school children’s programs and services
  • Hospitals (children and adults)
  • Schools (classrooms, SDC and standard, all grades)

Please note that we are unable to provide visits to residential board and care facilities and are not able to provide private, one-on-one services to residents. Please contact Pet Partners for possible assistance.

We do apologize, but the COVID-19 Pandemic has cut our volunteer resources significantly and  left us with a long waiting list for new facility locations. Only recently have we resumed some of our previous visit locations and we have not yet begun the ability to bring new volunteers on board yet.  As such, we are not currently accepting new locations for ongoing monthly visits. We hope to be able to consider additional facility locations at some point in the future. New facility locations are welcome to email us at  to be placed on our list for when we are able to take on additional facility locations.

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