Special Visits


Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services provides "Special Visits", one-time visits, throughout the South and East Bay Areas. The purpose of these visits includes Stress Relief, Health and Wellness, and Community events.

Our Mission Statement reads, "Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services' mission is to consistently facilitate the delivery of the love and affection of our volunteers and their pets. We enhance the lives and touch the hearts of people with special needs." Those requests that are not in line with our mission will not be accepted.

We ask that a Special Visit request be submitted at least 30 days before the event. Dates in May and December are high in demand, so, please submit your requests early to ensure your desired date. Furry Friends only schedules one visit a day. Requests made for Special Visits less than 30 days in advance may not be possible.  Our Special Visits typically last one hour, although we can discuss variations. Our Special Visit team will include a Captain and team members with their Furry Friends. Furry Friends includes dogs, cats, bunnies, a chicken, and even a miniature horse.



1. Fill out and submit the Special Visit Request Form. If you have questions about availability or anything else, email SpecialVisits@furryfriends.org.


2. Parking (Permits/Passes), maps, and other details must be provided in advance. Please choose a location for the visit to accommodate possible weather conditions and the number of animals requested.


3. Once organized, changes to the visit may lead to the cancellation of the visit.


4. Furry Friends cannot guarantee particular types of animals to appear at a visit.


5. We require a $200 application fee for each visit. We offer a 50% discount for public and non-profit schools. The fee is payable at the time of the application. Click here to pay via PayPal.

Guidelines for Requesting a Special Visit

Our Insurance Coverage

Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services maintains a $1 million insurance policy. It protects your staff and residents should one of our volunteers or their animals cause any damage. We are unable to add any individual site or organization as an additional insured to our policy. We will supply a "Certificate of Insurance” after visit approval upon request. Requests for a Certificate of Insurance should be made at least two weeks in advance of a scheduled visit.