Paws for Love
is a pet visitation program run by the SPCA Serving Erie
County. Pets and their handlers visit those in assisted
living facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, etc., who
could benefit from the loving touch (or kiss!) from a
visiting animal. Animals of all types are welcome to
apply for the program although the majority of pets
participating in the program are dogs and cats.
animals and handlers who apply must first pass an
evaluation aimed at determining if you and your animal
are comfortable in situations you may encounter while on
a visit. These evaluations help ensure the safety of
you, your pet and those people you will encounter while
visiting a facility.
animals participating in the program are required to be
in good health, be up to date on all species-specific
vaccinations and free of all parasites including fleas.
Serving Erie County's website to learn more:
information on this program or to get a registration
form and schedule an evaluation for your animal, please
contact Debbie Braun (volunteer co-coordinator) at
716-681-0744 or contact us
and we will forward your email.