Healing Paws for Human Wellness
CAAWLS’ mission is to develop and make available effective Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) services to those in the community who need it. We hope to educate the public and promote AAI to the community, and use AAI as a medium for health, wellness, and education.
At CAAWLS we:
Recruit and certify wellness animals, specifically dogs and cats
Recruit volunteers with qualified animals
Facilitate ongoing AAI programs with various facilities in our community
Provide services to assist new facilities in creating and sustaining their own AAI programs
You’ll find us in K-12 schools assisting with reading, wellness and socialization; in post secondary schools and libraries helping staff and students de-stress and make new friends; in employee wellness initiatives; in seniors residences assisting memory care, mental health and socialization goals; mental health organizations; community events; virtually for those isolated by the pandemic; and anywhere that our dogs & cats can be of service!