Please remember, just as our visits have been eliminated so have the many social events that would have provided us the opportunity to raise funds. As a nonprofit, these social events provide the lion’s share of funding which we depend on to pay for all the programs we provide. In addition to our programs we must also include the expenses that just being a member incurs (shirts, vests, scarves, ID cards, lanyards, mailing expenses, group insurance, special patches for designated programs) to mention just a few. ALL of these expenses as well as others continue to increase. Our primary option to continue operations (like with many nonprofits) is through tax deductible donations. Tax deductible donations help us to exist, continue our programs and expand into new communities. IF you can, please consider making a generous tax deductible donation and remember we would not be celebrating 27 years of community service without you and your support. In order to make this more convenient, clicking on the FUNDRAISING button below will take you to our Fundraising tab where a number of options can be examined. We hope you will take the time and check them out.


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.​

​Tessa Mae Hammett 

to see her story and accomplishments - 

TTY coming soon

We want to thank all of those who are on the Coronavirus front lines for working tirelessly to help those most vulnerable across the world. The helpers are everywhere and we join the movement to thank them. From Law Enforcement, First Responders, health care workers, farmers, grocery store employees, truck drivers, delivery drivers, civil service employees, mail carriers and everyone working hard to keep us safe. We sincerely thank you and may God bless.

​​​It's said the souls of those we love become part of our souls forever

​​​Contact us:  866-925-PAWS (7297)

                    866-728-4824 (Fax)




P O Box 341378 Tampa, FL 33694 


 Wishing everyone celebrates INDEPENDENCE DAY with respect and honor       to those that made it possible to CELEBRATE this day! God Bless America 

"Everyone must leave a legacy and Paws for Friendship Incorporated

is the legacy of Jennie, our beloved Founder."​

Some angels don't have wings. They have four paws, hairy bodies,                          round noses, and unconditional love...........

HOW to help your pets during this COVID-19 time period

Dr. Gail Hansen, DVM, MPH of our affiliate the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, said, “At this time we do not have evidence that pets can get or spread COVID-19, although it is always good for people to practice careful handwashing after handling your pet and after picking up and disposing pet waste. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick, so you and your pet can get the best care.”

Here are some quick actions you can take to keep your pets safe and secure in the event of additional disruptions:

• Identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the

  household becomes too ill.

• Have crates, food and extra supplies (including medications) on hand for     

  movement and relocation of pets.
• Maintain proper pet identification: a collar with an ID tag and a microchip with

  current, up-to-date contact information.

• Keep all animal vaccines up to date and have copies of those records available in

  the event that boarding becomes necessary.
• Ensure that all medications are documented with dosages and administering

  directions. It’s a good idea to include the prescription from your veterinarian with

  the medications and your pet’s to-go bag.

​If you are in a position to do so, consider fostering a pet for your local shelter or rescue, or adopting. Many are anticipating staffing shortages and every animal they can place makes a huge difference.

(Information courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States)

Personal thanks to our wonderful WEBMASTER and friend, Steve. He has always been a dear friend to Paws For Friendship Incorporated and we sincerely thank him for making our website so easy to navigate and current! Steve is retired and lives in Tennessee!

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IF you are a Potential Member OR existing Member PLEASE use only the GOLD donate button below thank you!

Petmasters Approved

PAWS is a Therapy Pet Organization proudly celebrating 27 years of volunteer service in 2020. Our certified and registered pets and owners focus their visits to nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc. located across the Nation. PAWS is comprised entirely of volunteers and there is no paid staff. Tax deductible donations, are sincerely appreciated as they help us grow and reach those in need of a wagging tail that offers unconditional love to everyone regardless of age or disability.


Thank you for visiting our website and should you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us.​​ 

Our beloved Founder Jennie

One of our Members will be happy to contact you within 24 hours. For urgent needs call us at: (866) 925-7297


To ALL the Graduates of 2020 - WELL DONE!

Buster is proud to be part of this class

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Paws For Friendship Incorporated is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Corp. IRS # 47-0771353