Beesley’s Paw Prints

Registered Therapy Dog Volunteers

United Way is seeking volunteers for Beesley’s Paw Prints programs to visit our partner agencies and schools. Pets are proven to have therapeutic qualities:  improving mood, and reducing stress levels.  Interacting with animals can stimulate laughter and joy in people whose lives have been affected by illness or depression.  Playing with pets can stimulate adults and children to become more physically active too.

Join the Beesley’s Paw Prints team with your own registered pet, or let us guide you on getting your pet registered. It will be a rewarding experience for you both!

Beesley’s Paw Prints is a United Way collaborative within our network of partners including Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS). The program is generously supported by Carol Beesley.

Beesley's Paw Prints Pet Therapy with kids

Join the Beesley's Paw Prints Team

Beesley's Paw Prints Pet Therapy Volunteer

Dogs and their handlers are certified by national organizations such as Alliance for Therapy Dogs, Pet Partners, Love On A Leash, or Therapy Dogs International. Therapy dogs undergo testing to assure they have good manners and react positively to strangers.  Pets in the program are:

  • Clean & well-groomed
  • Have good manners
  • Up-to-date on vaccines
  • Covered by insurance of a national therapy dog organization
  • Over one year in age

Do you think your dog would be a great addition to our Beesley’s Paw Prints program? All breeds and blends are eligible to become therapy dogs. For more information on joining this life-changing team.

For more information contact Beesleys@UnitedWayLee.org,

or call (239) 433-7583.