"Paws & Hearts"Animal Assisted Therapy

...Each and every week our volunteer teams visit with hundreds of valley residents spreading much needed love and healing to the folks residing in long-term care facilities, nursing homes, Alzheimer's facilities or patients in hospital.

...Here are just a few of our Canine Ambassadors out in the field doing what they do best.

Canine Ambassador: Buck
Volunteer: Jenny Huether
Canine Ambassador: Tiffany
Volunteer: Cathy Van Sickle
"Buck" is visiting one of his favorite residents at Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage.
"Tiffany listening to children read at the
library program."
Canine Ambassador: Lucky
Volunteer: Richard Waxman
Canine Ambassador: Mulligan
Volunteer: Cindy Ryan
Our mascot "Lucky" visiting (or sleeping) with a patient at Eisenhower Medical Center.
"Mulligan" visiting with residents at Brighton Gardens.
Canine Ambassador: Gus
Ann Rule
Canine Ambassador: Lucky & Scruffy
Richard Waxman
Gus, the fill-in volunteer who visits most of the facilities in the valley!
Working their therapy magic at Eisenhower Medical Center.
Canine Ambassador: Fergus
Patti Keylin
Canine Ambassador: Tinkerbell
Gordon & Sandy Fritz
'Tinkerbell' has been visiting Indio Nursing & Rehab. on Monday's for over 4 years now!
'Fergus' is the newest ambassador on the program and he visits with the folks at Brighton Gardens weekly.
Canine Ambassador: Nutmeg
Volunteer: Mary Carol Pamperin
"Nutmeg" on her visitation table at Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage.
"Paws & Hearts" is always looking for Volunteers. You can make a difference. If you wish to be a volunteer, click the Volunteer button below and fill out our application form.
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"Paws & Hearts"
74-854 Velie Way, Suite 7, Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 836-1406 Fax (760) 836-1426