Major News

May Mission Impact Increased by 20%!

Just last month, 1FUR1 Foundation was able to deliver 272 animal assisted therapy and activity sessions to 715 children and seniors who need furry friends to help them on their journey to wellness. Each program is unique and benefits various disabilities in the most vulnerable population segments across 4 different cities/states.

We hope to grow our impact his year to 10,0000 individuals who need the healing powers of animals. Each of the 48 animals provide many measurable physical benefits. Lower blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health, and lower overall physical pain are just a few of those benefits of AAA & AAT. Don’t take our word for it and see the highlights below:

  • Ripley, 1FUR1 ambassador and founding member is back on the job after his leg surgery in Nov. He started visiting a new assisted living facility in Long Beach, CA. Read more…
  • A baby mini horse, Mac, was born on May 21st and his mom Tori did great. Ezra met the newcomer of the ranch and he was inspired to count to 100. This is a first-ever accomplishment for this fifth grader who is on the Autism Spectrum and was non-verbal when we met over three year ago. Follow #HealingHooves on facebook every Wednesday for updates.
  • Jager had a special case this past month – a 14- year- old girl who had to testify in a court case. She had been bullied mercilessly at school by the defendant’s daughter and was very emotionally traumatized by that as well as the actual assault. Jager was there for her and let her cry into his soft fur as long as she needed. She was able to speak in court successfully. I doubt that she would have been able to do so if not for Jager. Follow #CourtDogsInAction on facebook every Thursday.

Helpful Resources

Want to learn how animal can help people?  Click here to get useful industry contacts, learn the facts and see substantiated medical studies about animals.

Do you know of a deserving nonprofit? Click here to see our grant guidelines and learn about the process.

Are you a person in need of an assistance animals? We don’t provide trained animals or funding to individuals but click here for organizations that do.


At 1FUR1 events everyone is welcome including your 4-legged best friends (no dog, no worries). But if you want to celebrate by shopping online – let’s us tell show you a simple way to save on your favorite products while donating to our cause for free.  Click here to start…


1 FUR 1 Animal BlogThe 1FUR1 animal blog where people celebrate pet holidays, learn useful tips, believe unique and heartwarming stories. Click here to lend a hand.  As a 100% volunteer ran charity, we constantly look for writers, bloggers and social media animals to help us capture this journey.

Newsletter Archives Dolan 1fur1 chicago ambassador

1FUR1 documents its activities and accomplishments – the below listed archives provide a snapshot of our evolution month-over-month.

Did you know? 1FUR1 provided 2,453 animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions, free-of-charge in the past year alone (click here for 2017 annual report).  These efforts impacted over 6,100 children and seniors with the help of 41 animals across 36 facilities. 1FUR1 continues to expand by visiting more hospitals, hospice units, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities, courthouses, victim service agencies and offices.