The mission of PAWS Houston is to help sustain relationships between pet owners and their pets through a period of the owner's terminal and/or chronic illness in the hospital, hospice and at home. PAWS Houston arranges and facilitates personal pet visits to the hospital, hospice, nursing home and rehabilitation centers to improve physical and mental health for the pet owner. PAWS Houston participates in research to support that the human-animal bond is beneficial.
PAWS Houston is a volunteer driven, 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides for the comprehensive needs of a companion pet of an owner that is elderly, chronically or terminally ill. Pediatric visits are also arranged on a case by case basis, All programs and services recognize the vital role a companion pet has in the lives and well being of humans and seeks to sustain a normal relationship for as long as possible. PAWS Houston has policies with Methodist, M.D. Anderson, Memorial Hermann and other hospitals to allow patients to visit with their beloved companion in their hospital room.
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