Welcome to Pets for Life!
Kansas City's Premier Pet Therapy Organization for over 38 years
The mission of Pets for Life, Inc. is to enhance the physical well-being and emotional health of people in need through interactive visits with our certified therapy teams of pets and their human volunteers.
Pets for Life Service
Our volunteers take their carefully screened pets on scheduled visits to facilities throughout greater Kansas City, including hospitals, nursing homes, shelters for domestic violence, mental health programs, schools, treatment centers for youth, and hospice centers; as well as provide Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Our main focus is on those whose situation is most restrictive and who are least likely to receive but are most in need of the social, mental, and physical stimulation provided by our volunteer teams. Compassionate friendship is initiated by the animals and augmented by their human partners.
The Value of Animal-Assisted Therapy
Many clinical studies have proven the profound effect animals can have on adults and children alike. Whether it be bringing voice to an elderly person who has sunk into silence or calming a frustrated child, pet assisted therapy is recognized as a valuable tool in caring for those with physical and mental health conditions. Pet therapy has been shown to lower anxiety levels, brighten emotional outlook, stimulate communication, decrease agitation, lower blood pressure, simply provide a break in routine, and most importantly, spread smiles, and comfort through interaction with our four-legged friends.
What We Do
Pets for Life provides testing, certification, support and insurance for caring people who volunteer with their pets. Our testing is designed to ensure that you and your pet have the right temperament for therapy work.
Where We Help
Our volunteer teams currently visit over 200 facilities located throughout the Kansas City Metro area including Belton, Harrisonville, Lee's Summit, North Kansas City, Smithville, Gladstone, Louisburg, Lenexa, Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Blue Springs, Independence, Merriam and Shawnee.
We can find the perfect location for you!
Pets for Life
7240 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64114