Paws For People
PAWS for People is a nonprofit organization that provides therapeutic pet visits to community members who would benefit from interaction with a well-trained, loving pet. The organization is committed to providing individualized therapeutic experiences for every person they visit, and their strict standards in training and testing dogs, cats, and bunnies ensure that every therapy team is capable of meeting the various needs of their diverse clientele. PAWS for People is most active throughout Delaware but also serves southern Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland, and southern New Jersey areas. The organization boasts over 450 volunteer teams visiting 160+ locations and has a comprehensive list of cultural trait objectives to guide their work. PAWS is committed to providing healing and hope wherever they can and to every person they touch.
Address: 703 Dawson Dr, Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 351-5622
Interview with Kate Rosenthal, a representative from Paws for People, a pet therapy non-profit founded in 2005. The organization trains volunteers with their gentle pets, mainly dogs, to provide pet therapy at various sites such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and libraries, where people can benefit from interaction with pets. They also do about 400 community events each year. Kate discusses pet therapy’s physiological and mental health benefits and the organization’s focus on reaching new supporters and community partners through the fundraising campaign. Viewers are encouraged to visit the website for more information about volunteering or donating.