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Total raised
$1,158.00 Goal: $6,000.00

Pets and Friends provides volunteers with screening, orientation, and facility placement services. After screening and orientation, pet-owner teams are placed with their desired facility which they will visit regularly for at least a year.

Our story…

BC Pets and Friends' mission is to provide and promote the healing power of the human-animal bond through pet therapy visitations. Our team of 200 volunteer dogs and cats (and their human handlers) put this mission into action by visiting hospitals, senior care facilities, hospices, schools and universities throughout Vancouver Lower Mainland. In fact, Pets and Friends volunteers made 10,000 pet therapy visits last year where people received the mood-boosting therapy that only a four-legged, furry friend can provide. As mounting research supports what we've known since our inception in 1982, that contact with animals profoundly benefits us humans both mentally and physically, requests from healthcare and educational facilities grows... so much so that we cannot meet the demand. So Pets and Friends must grow! Your support directly helps pet therapy bring a smile to more people in our community.

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Brittany Vickers

Raised: $625.00

Katie Oster

Raised: $233.00

Janice Lonnqvist

Raised: $100.00

Lauren Salmon

Raised: $100.00

Team leader

Lisa Ranken

Raised: $50.00

Dawna Chu

Raised: $0.00

Vanessa Bradley

Raised: $0.00

Recent donors

May 08 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
May 08 Anonymous $50.00
May 06 Morgan Keay $75.00
May 06 GNK Insurance $250.00
May 03 Sue Oster So proud of you! $75.00
May 02 Bob King Good luck $50.00
May 02 George Muenz $50.00
May 01 Angelica Ventrice $50.00
May 01 Patrick North 1:35:03 or better... bring it! $100.00
Apr 28 Lisa Nakamura Go Katie! $75.00