Description: Information - Caring Critters


Our Program
Caring Critters is a non-profit, all volunteer, Houston-area organization.  Our group is comprised of people and their animals participating in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) activities.  Since 1988, Caring Critters has enhanced the lives of our clients by providing them opportunities for interaction with animals in a positive, nurturing environment.

Our Volunteers
Caring Critters has over 200 volunteers making scheduled visits to over 25 facilities in the greater Houston area.  These include nursing homes, hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation centers and classrooms for special-needs children.   With a few exceptions, visits are twice a month for an hour.  AAT visits are made weekdays, evenings and weekends. 

Getting Involved
The prospective new volunteers must attend an all day orientation workshop.   Workshops are generally held twice each year, in the Spring and the Fall.  The following Saturday you will return for one hour at your convenience for temperament testing. 

Note:   Our next new volunteer workshop will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014, with Temperament Testing the following Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

Please note that we do NOT maintain mailing lists of interested individuals.

We will be accepting requests for applications for the Fall workshop for three weeks only, from July 1, 2014 through July 22, 2014.  If you are interested please send your name, home mailing address and phone number to Caring Critters at that time.  To request an application to attend the workshop, CLICK HERE to send an email to or mail your request to:  Caring Critters, Inc., 2617C West Holcombe Blvd., Box 265  Houston, TX 77025.   A pre-certification form will be emailed to you to complete and return by July 22nd.  Applications will be emailed in early August, 2014.


Click Here for all other requests.

Please Note:  All dogs and cats over the age of six months must be spayed or neutered. 




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