Our Therapets teams have been specially trained to provide comfort and affection to those who need it most. Each team includes a handler and a dog, cat or rabbit who have undergone a specialized training course and successfully completed a certification exam.

Request Your Visit
Our Therapets visits typically last for about an hour and take place at your facility located in Pittsburgh or surrounding regions. Scheduling your visit is subject to the availability of our volunteer Therapets teams. To request your visit, fill out the appropriate form below.

Participants must be at least 4 years of age.

Ongoing Visits
Special Programs/Events

Our Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank is in urgent need of pet food support as we’ve seen the demand for pet food drastically increase in the last year. Since 2007, the Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank at Animal Friends has provided free pet food to help thousands of families keep their beloved pets’ bowls full. We distribute an average of 13,000 pounds of nutritious pet food each month to help families make ends meet.

But we can’t do it alone – we rely on community support to make our mission possible. Please consider hosting a pet food drive to accompany your Therapets visit! If are interested in setting up a pet food drive, reach out to PetRetention@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Please refer to our Wish Lists below for examples of needed items.