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
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.
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, April 5, 2014, with Temperament Testing the following
Please note that we
do NOT maintain mailing lists of interested individuals.
We will be accepting requests
for applications for the Spring workshop for three weeks only, from January 1, 2014 through January 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
January 22nd. Applications will be emailed February 1, 2014.
Here for all other requests.
Please Note: All dogs and cats over the age of six months must be spayed or
MISSION & GOALS