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the Human-Animal Bond

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Paws for People Therapy Dogs®

Paws for People® Therapy Dogs was founded in 1997

By Lesley de Klerk.

 It is a South African based non-profit organisation that currently offers Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity programs in West Rand, Gauteng and our sister units in the East Rand and Vanderbijlpark “Paws for U” and Cape Town,” Paw Pals.”

Volunteer handler and dog “teams” that are carefully assessed, are seriously committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the patients, residents and children with whom they interact during the course of the various programs.

Ongoing objectives of Paws for People® are education and public awareness in the fields of:

Paws for People Therapy Dogs®

Types of facilities we visit:

Retirement homes

Frail Care Centres

Abused and Abandoned Children

Mentally Challenged (Children and Adults)

Physically Challenged (Children and Adults)

Children in the Court System

Primary Schools (Bite Prevention)

Nursery Schools (Bite Prevention)


Awareness days in Shopping Malls/

Expo’s / Community Centres / Special Events

Our Mission …

Is to offer Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity programs which bring together dogs and people in a warm, non-threatening manner, allowing them to interact positively.

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