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Healing Paws

The Power of Dog

Interaction with dogs has been scientifically shown to:

  • Reduce emotional and physical pain, boredom, anxiety
  • Lift spirits and improve confidence
  • Teach children gentleness, responsibility, safe pet contact and unconditional love

Do you and your dog have what it takes?

  • Is your dog friendly and interactive with all kinds of people?
  • Is your dog well-mannered and polite?
  • Does your dog handle unusual situations with grace?
  • Do you enjoy meeting people and spreading the love and compassion that dogs can provide?

If this sounds like you and your dog, then we would be happy to talk to you about joining our Healing Paws Program! Want to help?

No Dog? No Problem!

Not every dog is willing or able to do canine-assisted interactions or you may not have a dog at all.  VOLUNTEER! We still need you!

 We need team leaders to mentor new volunteers, organize events, and assist with other administrative and fundraising duties.

Sponsor a team...

Our teams take their work very seriously and pride themselves on ensuring their team is ready for any situation. This means a lot of training. Helping Idaho Dogs offers special classes at discounted rates for volunteer teams. Please sponsor a team to help offset the cost of their training. You'll be helping provide comfort, learning and joy to people in our community.

Therapeutic Spotlight

We were honored that Ride for Joy! asked us to coordinate therapy teams for their summer camp reading program.

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Our therapy teams are registered with Therapy Dogs Inc.

Healing Paws Helping People.