Paws for People

Tufts Paws for People is a non-profit organization in Central Massachusetts associated with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Our mission is to lovingly provide people in need with therapeutic animal visitation. Tufts Paws for People offers:

  • Massachusetts Community Partner of the national Pet Partners® program
  • Massachusetts Affiliate group of the national R.E.A.D. program
  • Regular Pet Partners® Handler Training courses
  • Pet Partners® Team evaluations 6 times per year
  • R.E.A.D. support available for Pet Partners ® teams and facilities
  • Your training questions answered
  • Mentorship and support for group members
  • Facility mentorship available to start an animal visitation program
  • Volunteer site matching
  • Group get togethers and Continuing Education

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