WE  BRING  SMILES

Smiles and Fur Friends
Our Pet Therapy Program serves the community in the greater Houston area. Our teams make monthly and one-time visits  to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, events for special-needs children and adults, schools, libraries, universities and hospitals.  We are a Texas non-profit public charity and have been granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. All donations and dues are tax deductible.

Mission Statement
Smiles and Fur Friends is a group of organized volunteers and their specially trained and certified personal pets. The purpose of our visits is to bring unconditional love and familiar comfort to people when they are facing challenges in their lives. We truly enjoy sharing the furry comfort of our pets with the people we visit in residential facilities and with community groups. 
Objectives
Our teams bring a pleasant experience to people who are experiencing difficult challenges in their lives. We also educate people in the community about the benefits of the positive interactions of people with therapy pets. Animal assisted therapy is a scientifically proven form of therapy that is recognized as therapeutic and recreational.  We bring smiles everywhere we go.
This is our logo model - SNOOKIE
A future loving therapy dog.

Thank You for Visiting our Site

We are honored to provide unconditional love and affection to many residents in Houston and the surrounding areas. We are funded entirely by donations and our volunteers’ dues. We truly appreciate all of our volunteers and their sweet pets. It is their willingness to share their time, talent and treasured pets that makes us so successful in bringing smiles wherever we go. Bless them all.

We make sure our certified pets are healthy, current on their rabies vaccinations, well-trained and treated properly. We never conduct visits with animals that are not certified. Our pets are well-mannered and each pet/handler team must pass the AKC official CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test and/or temperament testing.

Thank you for visiting our site. We appreciate your interest in pet therapy.  We would love to have you and your friendly pet join our caring family.

          Donations are gratefully accepted.
1) No-cost donations. We participate with AmazonSmile. That means that anyone who buys anything online through Amazon can automatically have a percentage donated to us - with no cost to them! Go to smile.amazon.com and use our name (Smiles and Fur Friends) or our EIN (82-1003521) and then shop as usual. Or use this link ( https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-1003521 ) to access Amazon any time you want to purchase anything through them. Or just click on the red button above and start shopping.
2) We accept checks, too. Contact us through this site and an officer will respond with mailing  information.  Direct donations are tax-deductible.
          Every little bit helps. We are trying to continue to give our volunteers items that help them on their visits and not charge extra for anything - like our patches, ID badges, drool towels, fanny packs,  etc. Thank you so much.
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