PAWS Houston has contracts with most hospitals in Houston, Texas that allows our volunteers
to provide patients with the comfort of having their own pet visit them at the hospital.
Hospital Pet Visitation
80 year old Emil Nelson was in the Shock Trauma Unit at Memorial Hermann hospital after he and his dog Patch had been hit by a car. Dr Red Duke approved PAWS Houston to bring Patch to see Mr. Nelson. “Small things like this really have a big impact on our clients”
Pets Are Wonderful Support - PAWS Houston
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. 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.
To request a hospital pet visit: 713-305-4887