Human ServicesBoard of DirectorsEnvironment/AnimalsNonprofit Member
Pets for Life Service
Our volunteers take their carefully screened pets on scheduled visits to partner facilities throughout greater Kansas City, including hospitals, nursing facilities, shelters for domestic violence, mental health centers, schools, and hospice centers. Our main focus is on those whose situation is most restrictive and who are most in need of the social, mental, and physical stimulation provided by our volunteer teams. We also provide pet therapy teams for special events, group meetings and conferences. Compassionate friendship is initiated by the animals and augmented by their human partners.
The Benefits of Pet Therapy
Many clinical studies have proven the significant effect animals can have on adults and children alike, and pet-assisted therapy is recognized as a valuable tool in caring for those with physical and mental health conditions. Pet therapy has been shown to lower anxiety levels and agitation, lessen depression and feelings of isolation, stimulate communication, lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health, simply provide a break in routine, and most importantly, spread smiles through interaction with our four-legged friends.
What We Do
Pets for Life provides testing, certification, support and insurance for caring people who volunteer with their pets. Our testing is designed to ensure that you and your pet have the right temperament for therapy work.
Where We Help
Our volunteer teams visit facilities located throughout the Kansas City Metro area.