Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services

Get Involved With Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services

Thank you for your interest in Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services. We are the oldest all-volunteer organization in the San Francisco Bay Area that is devoted to bringing the love of our animals to those in our community who are less fortunate.

Please note: Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services is an all volunteer organization with no full time staff. We always try to respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Become A Volunteer

Interested in becoming a Furry Friends Volunteer? Click here to learn more about our program, the sites we visit and the qualification process. Please note that you do NOT have to have an animal in order to become a Furry Friend. Everyone is welcome!

The minimum age for Furry Friends volunteers is 12; members between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult (parent or other responsible adult) who is also a Furry Friends member. Please note that some of our sites have their own age restrictions and do not allow any visitors under the age of 18.

The minimum age for pet volunteers is:

  • Dogs - 1 year
  • Cats - 1 year
  • Rabbits - 8 months
  • Love Birds - 8 months
  • Parrots - 1 year
  • Miniature horse - 1 year
  • Others - ask us!

Regardless of pet age, you must have owned the pet for a minimum of 6 months before they are eligible to participate in Furry Friends.

Become A Site

If you represent a facility that is interested in having Furry Friends perform visits at your site, please click here. You can learn more about the organization and complete a request form.