We are group of volunteers, dedicated to bringing smiles to nursing homes, hospices, hospitals and schools in South Florida through registered pet therapy dogs. All dog/handler teams are tested and members of Therapy Dogs Inc. a national organization out of Wyoming. Therapy Dogs Inc. is the only national testing organization requiring at least three observed visits, which is helpful in assuring that you and your dog are comfortable with all aspects of visitations.
There is NEVER a charge for therapy dog testing. There are NO membership fees required to join Paws for Smiles™.
Paws for Smiles, is a 501 (c) (3) Florida registered Not for Profit Charitable Organization. All donations are tax deductible.
We would like to thank Memorial Manor in Pembroke Pines for graciously allowing us to test potential therapy dogs at their facility.
Joy and Jana are now visiting twice a week at the West Palm Beach Juvenile Court system to help children that may have a hard time testifying. Studies have shown that therapy dogs give children confidence and comfort during this very stressful situation. Jana will be driving over 60 miles each way and needs help with gas expenses. PLEASE go to our donation page and help with this extremely worthwhile project.
This is the definition of unconditional love!
Pogo with friend, at Memorial Hospital West
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and to be part of our growing therapy dog family,
please contact Jana at:
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Webmaster: Jana Thomas Last Updated: February 20, 2015
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