2020 SPCA Paws for Love
Welcome to our Paws for Love page! We hope you will sign up for the 2020 Paws in the Park virtual walk.
Here's a bit about what our volunteers do in our communities:
As part of the SPCA’s PAWS FOR LOVE program, run completely by volunteers, pet owners bring their gentle dogs and cats to more than 100 area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Buffalo’s Family Justice Center, courts, group homes, Hospice locations, children’s facilities, Buffalo/Niagara International Airport, even stress-reducing events at colleges*. In fact, volunteers have just started visiting funeral parlors, to help alleviate the sadness felt by mourning family members and friends.
Volunteers’ pets are evaluated** by certified animal behaviorists at the SPCA*** and, once approved, the volunteers are put directly in touch with representatives of the facility requesting visitation so a mutually-beneficial schedule can be discussed.
Paws for Love is unlike any other program offered by the SPCA. For hundreds of patients and assisted-living residents each year, visits from faithful, four-legged friends often add entirely new dimensions to people’s lives.
Several facilities are on a waiting list requesting visitation. In 2006, Paws for Love consisted of six volunteers. Currently, 500+ SPCA volunteers and their pets, behavior-certified therapy teams, are part of Paws for Love!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR TEAM!
Please encourage your family and friends to donate to our Team page. We are fortunate to have a large group across all of WNY. Let's raise a lof of money, together, for the SPCA! Check out our Facebook Volunteer page for updates and check-ins.