PAWS ACROSS TEXAS, INC.

Animal-Assisted Therapy



Founded in 1986 -- A nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization

Introduction
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Job Description
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2016 STATISTICS
Established as a Community Charity
1986
Cumulative Teams Accepted
582
Current Membership
19
Registered PAT Dogs
20
Total Number of Dog Breeds Screened
103
Current Number of Facilities Serviced
24
Volunteer Service Hours - 2016
4,393.5
Cumulative Volunteer Service Hours (1990 - 2015)
179,730.5

 

Screenings/Evaluations

Screenings held two times yearly with a maximum of 20 teams being screened. Each accepted team is then reevaluated every other year.

Training
Approximately ten weeks (estimated) prerequisite for obedience work prior to application. P A T provided evaluation, orientation, supervised infield training with 30 days allowed for completion.
Types of Facilities
Psychiatric, Medical, and Physical Rehabilitation, Hospitals/Centers, Children's Medical Hospitals, Schools/Classes, Mentally/Physically Challenged, and Special Education, Long-term Care for the Elderly and Assisted Care Centers.
Service Area
Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, and surrounding areas.
Affiliations
Volunteer Centers of Dallas and Tarrant Counties. Both are United Way Agencies.
Awards
Dallas County Volunteer Organization , Cook CMC of Fort Worth Community Service Award, Points of Light, Mayor's (Fort Worth) Proclamation of PAT Day, Texas Governor Perry's Certificate for Points of Light, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Volunteer Organization.
Activities

PAT participates yearly in many public events including Special Olympics (district and state), as exhibitors in animal-related events, holiday parades, health fairs, demonstrations and presentations to local civic and church-related organizations each year. PAT also does in services and medically focused conferences.

PAT has on-going schedules each month with facilities being serviced at least five days each week. PAT provides summer programs for special needs camps for children with terminal illnesses and physical and mental disabilities. Many current facilities have had continuing programs since PAT was established in 1986.

Media Coverage
Includes but not limited to: Cable television programs and infomercials, special features such as Hot Spots, Hometown Heroes, Animals Like Us, and Good Morning America (greetings), Positively Texas. Articles include but are not limited to Dallas Morning News, Profile, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Prime Time, SR T X, Senior Sentinel, Dallas Child and Fort Worth Child, City and Country Pets, Denton Chronicle, Life Style, Fort Worth Magazine, Pet Talk and Pulse. PAT has also been seen on news cast coverage on major Dallas and Fort Worth stations.

 


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