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Paws for Friendship

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103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws For Friendship is an awesome part of our community! They volunteer their time to help people of all ages in a number of ways. I have personally seen their teams in action in my sons' school system. I'm really impressed with the scope of their work and the positive impact it has on people.

2 Sandra116

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws for friendship has helped our family through a rough time during when my nephew was put into a medical induced coma and was only givin a 2 % chance of survival. They put on their show to ask everyone to pray and I believe that in mass prayer that he pulled through. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I was surprised to see this organization in action in 3 different states! I saw them in a hospital and 2 different nursing homes. On all occasions the dogs were well trained and were able to create smiles where before there were none. God bless all the volunteers in this amazing organization!

2 Sandra115

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome. I'm so proud to be a part of it. Because of this organization I bring my cat to nursing homes and at risk youth homes. It brings joy to so many people.

3 Irmi R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws for Friendship is an outstanding organization that brings joy and improved health to those in need. The owners and dogs are compassionate and loving partners in our society. Their positive and healing methodology to those in need is an outstanding community service. It is well known that petting a dog will lower blood pressure and brings about a semi-euphoric state of well being. I applaud this organization and commend them for their good work.

3 Michael394

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws For Friendship is great .. They do a lot for many ... They help many people out that are in need to feel better and comfortable ... The dogs calm people down and overall make everyone feel better ,,,,They also comfort people in time disasters in life ... I think its a great program .. They all are heroes..

3 Char P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Paws for Friendship spreads smiles nation -wide. These loving critters can make you smile whoever you, These 4 legged angels and their 'moms' are bringing smiles and hope to everyone they visit. Faith spends her day with all ages, and loves her students at Horizons4Girls.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization brings so much joy, comfort and love to so many that are suffering, some at the very end of life. Gizmo is one such kind little dog that lights up a room and puts a smile on the most sad face and lifts a spirit when someone most needs it!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group of wonderful volunteers works tirelessly to provide the much needed companionship of animals in times of stress and hardship. It brings me great pleasure to follow their heart warming work!

3 Sandy118

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an incredible organization, having met Gizmo and his sister and knowing the tireless effort to give love and comfort where needed is amazing.

2 Karis M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization, I personally have been touched by one of the therapy dogs and his human and it was an experience I will never forget that came at a time just when I needed it!

2 Al__11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Paws for Friendship is an awesome organization. I can't express how much Jen and Gizmo mean to me. I have observed Gizmo on several occasions and he has an innate ability to comfort people, He is a true ambassador to Paws for Friendship.

Jen, Gizmo's handler, truly loves working with Paws for Friendship. Always ready to go at a moments notice, she is the pinnacle of service before self.

I can't say enough good things about this organization. Your support is needed and appreciated!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization! I joined with my dog and it's been terrific. I love seeing the smiles my dog and the other dogs bring to people's faces. My dog and myself have made new fur and human friends, and help bring companionship to children and the elderly. I knew my dog was special and I'm very thankful this organization has given me the opportunity to share his love with others!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do so many good things for so many people. We are so thankful for everything that they do

3 Britta3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These service/therapy pups are a god send!! They are more than companions. More than there to make you smile, which they do. They are an amazing part in aiding at schools, hospitals, rehabs, raising awareness. I have seen, first hand, how the sight of a beloved pup will bring a smile to a needy child's face. The world is a better place for having these hard working, adorable, loving pups and their owners in it. Thanx you all!!!!!!

3 Grahame S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Paws For Friendship is such an important organization. Having animal and human volunteers who know when a person needs to snuggle, laugh, cry or just sit in solitude is priceless. They do wonderful things for our community that go beyond tragic situations. Volunteers are dedicated, wonderful people and their pets are sweet, intuitive and of course, adorable. I highly recommend them!!

3 Jane109

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When a four legged orphan needs a friend, Paws for Friendship is a must. Compassion, love and commitment abound.

3 Michelle361

Client Served

Rating: 5

I personally know a few of the awesome dogs and they are wonderful! They bring so much happiness and smiles to so many people. Their handlers are selfless, wonderful people who do not hesitate to help. The dogs have a calming presence about them. Just being around them does so much good. They help so many people in so many different ways. They listen, they help dry tears and help to forget your problems even for just a little while. They help heal the heart and soul. Paws for Friendship is THE BEST!

-Michelle Powell Manchester NH

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The presents of these fur kids is always a blessing. They give comfort to the sick and frightened. They brighten faces and hearts of those that are lost or feel like they are forgotten. They cause smiles and lighter hearts. The world needs more of this kind of un selfish love.

3 Jen_64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been both a blessing and a privilege to watch the difference this organization makes in our community. As a teacher in our public school system, for 4 years I have witnessed these therapy animals transform students from insecure to confident, from anxious to calm, from reluctant learners to eager. I have seen the dogs in hospitals and elderly care centers as well, always seeking to lift the spirits of anyone in need. I am so glad Paws For Friendship is part of our community here in Connecticut! The world needs more of this!