Would your dog or cat make a good therapy pet? If you are interested in volunteering with PAWS of CNY, please complete an application to be scheduled for an initial evaluation.
Please mail, email, or fax the completed paperwork to PAWS of CNY, Inc. at:
PAWS of CNY, Inc.
P.O. Box 6936
Syracuse, NY 13217
If your application indicates that your pet meets our initial requirements, you will be contacted within two weeks from the receipt of your application to schedule an initial evaluation to begin the certification process.
Please note that in order to be eligible for pet therapy, pets must be at least one year of age and must have lived with you for 6 months prior to evaluation.
PLEASE NOTE: The PAWS of CNY Certification provides accreditation for handlers and their dogs to attend PAWS of CNY sanctioned AAA and AAT pet therapy visits only. PAWS of CNY does not certify emotional support dogs, guide dogs, and other service dogs.
To learn more about what it’s like to be a volunteer with PAWS of CNY, view the video below, produced by Syracuse University students Erica Lim, Caitlin Shalhoub, and Dani Wolfenson.