PAWS for Service (PAWS) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization based in San Antonio, Texas. PAWS began in 1995 as a ministry program of Trinity Baptist Church with six participants that has grown into an independent organization of more than 50 members today. PAWS for Service is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our mission is to improve human health and well being by promoting mutually beneficial relationships with animals and using them as examples of God’s unconditional love.
Our purpose is to visit children and adults in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities in the San Antonio area. Visitation teams are made up of members and their dogs that volunteer their time to encourage and support people whose activities and interactions are limited because of health or other reasons.
If you’re interested in participating in PAWS for Service, check out our About PAWS for Service and Program Info pages, then complete the Contact PAWS form to let us know of your interest.