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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I volunteered with this organization for 5 years. *Then* I found out last December that they'd allowed their volunteers' liability insurance coverage to lapse and had sent out altered insurance documents to the facilities I was visiting for 3 1/2 of those years, putting not only the facilities at risk but each and every one of us volunteers. This is a completely unacceptable way for an organization like this to operate and I will never trust them again. I feel betrayed.

2 Isabelle A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that services homes for the elderly, hospitals, libraries and schools. Totally volunteer organization where we visit people and kids can read to our dogs in our Paws To Read program in schools and libraries. It is an honor to be able to help so many with the support of this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws For Friendship is a wonderful organization that I am proud to be an active member of this group with my two Cavalier King Charles spaniels Lena & Jazmine. We visit many senior facilities where my dogs bring smiles to all they meet. They offer comfort and support in a way that amazes me every time we visit. They can bring smiles to someone who in the fog of their illness has not found a reason to smile before. We also visit a local school where children can read to my dogs in an effort to help their confidence in our Paws To Read program. I am so happy to have joined this worthwhile organization that is completely supported by donations and has no paid staff, just volunteers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can not express enough how much Paws For Friendship has touch my families life since we joined. Seeing the joy on the patients faces when we walk in the rooms. It brings us just as much joy. Not only are the visits amazing but the group is also. Love going to the Yappy hours and meeting other members. Plan to stay with this incredible organization a long time!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A top knotch non-profit organization that provides a valuable service to those who need the service. The smiles on the faces of the patients who loves when PAWS comes to visit is very rewarding. The kids at the library for the read visits also love this time. A very satisfying way to spend time volunteering. I have been affiliated with the organization for many years and refer my adopters who adopt greyhounds from my organization to Paws For Friendship for these worth while activities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

I have been not just a volunteer but a Coordinator for PFF. On 12/6/2016, as a Coordinator I was a part of an email group from another Chapter alerting the CEO and the coordinators to the fact that the insurance certificates we all had since JULY 2013, were fraudulent. The CEO has no good answer for this. The CEO says this is because of something that happened in 2012. No good explanation for the ins. cert. in my hand that states coverage JULY 2016 to July 2017. I have tried to understand and get the truth. Also there are no "reportable financials", no acting board, no reports, nothing. Board members have told me they quit because they had no access to any info. Believe there is criminal fraud in the insurance certs., and an underreporting of $$ received yearly from members. The Florida Attorney General's office has been notified. Hoping someone can at least get an answer as to the insurance certificates. I took the insurance certificate to a public school board, PFF was allowed on school campus only because of the insurance. The premise of the organization and members are great, the leadership is doing something rotten.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a former patient in a nursing home/rehab facility it is such a pleasure to give back with monthly visits with my Therapy Dog, a retired Greyhound. I'm proud to be a member of PAWS For Friendship. It is wonderful to see all the smiling faces from patients as well as staff when we visit. They remember her and many call her by name. PAWS FOR FRIENDSHIP is needed and appreciated.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, serves a very worthy purpose providing much needed pet therapy to anyone who could use a visit from a loving pet. Time well spent and very gratifying.

1 Jan_80

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with them for many years & they are a wonderful group. The people that run this organization should be very Proud...They give so much of themselves to help the ones that need it the Most.

2 Linda421

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering for this organization and right away I could see that it is very well organized. Aside from that, the opportunities they give us to share our precious pets with other people is so rewarding. My Lab, Dude enjoys all the attention, pats on the head and ear rubs. Just to think that a simple visit to someone could turn their day around is so fulfilling.

1 John393

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is an awesome organization! They do so much for the community and enrich people's lives in every way imaginable. I will continue to support their efforts and the difference they make throughout Connecticut, and the eventually the world! Proud of you Jen!