Paws for Friendship Inc. is a Therapy Pet Organization proudly celebrating 28 years of volunteer service in 2020. Our certified and registered pets and owners focus their visits to nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc. located across the Nation.
PAWS is comprised entirely of volunteers and there is no paid staff. Tax deductible donations, are sincerely appreciated as they help us grow and reach those in need of a wagging tail that offers unconditional love to everyone regardless of age or disability.
Everyone must leave a legacy and Paws for Friendship Inc. is the legacy of Jennie, our beloved founder. Jennie was a beaten and scared great dane puppy who saved the life of our current President Jan Schmidt and helped enhance the lives of thousands. Please click below to read about Jennie's story and how this organization came to be.
From day one Jan has guided Paws for Friendship through its many accomplishments including achieving international status when volunteers in Okinawa, Germany, England, and Australia joined the organization as participants.
We are all Volunteers and we have never had any paid staff. This will never change. We have always stayed true to our Mission statement: "volunteers sharing the unconditional love of their personal pets with people in need throughout the world." - Jan
• PAWS is a copywrited program and all illustrations and text are protected under the Federal Copyright laws.
• Paws For Friendship Incorporated is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Corp. IRS # 47-0771353
• ALL photo's that are submitted for posting are the property of Paws For Friendship Incorporated, and may NOT be used or reproduced without express written permission.
• A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 1-800-HELP-FLA or online at www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Registration #: CH38054