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PAWS 1st Official Cookbook

CALENDARS are being offered for 2016 and 2017

A THANK YOU from the VITAS Hospice in CT

 It is a rare thing as a volunteer to be present for a patient’s death. When we actually are requested to provide support from the dying patient, it is even more so meaningful and important to fulfill their last wishes. This is what hospice care is about.
 I want to publicly acknowledge Hartford Patient Care & Paw Pal volunteers Julie Stevens & Jen Adams and Paw Pal “Gizmo” who both provided visits to an actively dying patient yesterday at a moment’s notice. We rarely get asked to provide “vigil” volunteers for patients and in this instance it was the patient  directly who was experiencing some anxiety and despair about the possibility of dying alone. You both provided compassion and eased this patients anxiety during a very traumatic time. Thank you for your dedication and willingness to step in! Jen and Gizmo were blessed to be there for this patient’s last breath. I cannot imagine who would not have wanted to pass with loveable Gizmo by their side. Thank you Jen for sharing him with our patients and all our Paw Pal volunteers.

Thanks to ALL our volunteers for providing excellent care every day. I hope this is a reminder of what we can do as group and how we can impact patient and families  lives. I know it is a reminder for me.

PAWS is proud to announce two NEW offerings to EVERYONE! - 1st Official PAWS COOKBOOK and the 2016 & 2017 Calendars

Calendars are a donation of $20.00 each, Cookbooks are a $25.00 donation each! PLEASE email us at for ordering! THANK YOU!

When Blackie, a 14-year-old blind dog, was given up to the Austin Animal Center in Texas, his previous owners assumed that the shelter would simply put him down. Blackie had lived outside his entire life and had clearly never been to visit a vet. He was hanging onto life by barely a thread....

14 year old blind dog dumped at a shelter just before Christmas

From Breezy’s Dad in Tampa

Hey there. Just wanted to share a feel good story. During a recent visit to memory care unit. When I got up that morning, I had a headache. I really thought about not going for our visit. But I knew people were counting on us to be there. So Breezy and I went. And I'm glad we did. When we were there, we came across a lady that we hadn't seen before. She was kind of non-communicative. I saw two girls with her. About my age. I assumed that they were the ladies daughters. And they were. Apparently they were moving their mom into the memory care unit that day. It was an emotional day for them. They all kind of had the deer in the headlights look. Mother and daughters. When they saw the dogs come in, you could see them perk up a little bit. Obviously they didn't know that dogs come regularly . But you could tell it broke the ice for them. Then Breezy did his thing. And gave a lot of attention and affection to the girl’s mother. She began to smile and really enjoy Breezy. In the meantime, you can see the two daughters finally had a chance to exhale. That having their mom in this memory care unit, was going to be okay. They took pictures of their mom with Breezy and a few videos too. I got to see it all happen. I was the big winner. But everybody won that day. All the money in the world couldn't buy the wonderful feeling I had that day.  Breezy made a real difference... In a stressful life event for this family.

Happy Holidays,


Learn With Jenza Dog Training

Jan here - many times during the course of a conversation the question about 'training' arises. While PAWS cannot recommend anyone, I have personally used Lisa's services and can without any reservation recommend her. IF you have training questions or concerns please give her a call. She and her husband Dave will help you understand how important training is. They teach obedience beginner classes up to Advanced Agility classes and everything in between! A link to her website has been provided.

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      We are proudly celebrating 23 years of volunteer service in 2016

We are all volunteers with no paid staff. Donations are sincerely appreciated, they help us grow and reach those in need of a wagging tail! All donations are tax deductible. We appreciate your visiting our website, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, thank you!  


      Please know we believe in Tittering for your pet, and we believe in the "raw diet" if this is what is best for your pet. You and your veterinarian know exactly what your pet needs to make sure it is the healthiest it can be! Thank you!


Our Mission Statement:

Paws For Friendship Incorporated is a non-profit Organization of Volunteers sharing the unconditional love of their personal pets with people in need throughout the world.


Love is ageless.....................................visit a nursing home...................


Our beloved Founder Jennie