1fur1 logo and slogan1 FUR 1’s programs and partners are committed to protecting the community from the spread of Corona-virus (COVID-19) until a vaccine is available. Therefore, we’ve started to provide animal related engagements (ARE). We anticipate that schools will reopen at the end of August and senior living facilities will remain closed to visitors until 2021. Our #1fur1impact to children and seniors with disabilities will continue only, if we receive support from you, the public. Please consider a tax-deductible gift today.

Current Impact Stories:

1 FUR 1 is now ready to deliver animal related engagements (ARE) and ‘window’ sessions to health care facilities near St. Louis, MO, Florida panhandle and Southern California. Please contact us for requests.

In Michigan, some #CourtDogsInAction are participating in virtual court hearings and interviews and a couple have returned back to the office. Just last month, 3 canine advocates (out of 26) reported impact to 20 people in need. Their work with the US justice system is vital to victims and their families. 

The #HealingHooves near San Diego, California have had the most experience with animal related engagements (ARE), thus far. In May we provided a virtual workshop for 21 Autistic children and their families and we’ll be repeating it on July 11th, due to popular demand. Pre-recorded and private live streaming story time for children with Autism has been well received and we plan to continue those 1-1 ARE sessions.


friends 1fur1impactAt 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 us guide you to simple ways to save & donate for free. Click here to start…


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


1fur1 nnews eventsEducation is the cornerstone of our mission so be sure to check the facts about animal assisted interventions. Heard of #1fur1impact? The animal blog is another great resource about the healing powers of the human-animal bond and much more…


1fur1 monthly impact statsDid you know? Last year, 1FUR1 provided 1,971 animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions, free-of-charge in the past year alone (click here for details).  These efforts impacted over 10,386 children and seniors with the help of 46 animals across 50 facilities. 1FUR1 continues to expand by visiting more hospitals, hospice units, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities, courthouses, victim service agencies and offices.

FAQ + Resources

  • Do you need an assistance animal? We don’t provide trained animals or funding to individuals but click here for organizations that do.
  • Want to learn how animal can help people?  Click here to see substantiated medical studies about alternative care through animal assisted interventions.