Golden Outreach Pet Therapy
For over 25 years, SPCA volunteers have been taking specially trained shelter dogs and canine companions to various health care facilities, bringing people and animals together to combat loneliness and isolation. This program benefits not only the people with whom we visit, but also the shelter animals who receive special training and extra socialization before being admitted to the program. We visit nearly 40 different healthcare facilities with an average of 60 visits a week. If you are looking to have your own dog be a part of Golden Outreach, we will set up an appointment for your dog to meet our trainer to ensure he or she is a good fit. If you don't have a dog or one that is a good fit for the program, you can still take part by bringing a shelter dog.