The busy season has begun

1fur1 impact news1FUR1 Foundation and its partners were able to deliver 202 free animal assisted therapy and activity sessions to 1,017 children and seniors who need furry friends to help them on their journey to wellness.

In October there were 28 animals actively working and they were able to double the number of animal assisted therapy and activity sessions provided, free-of-charge.

We hope to grow our impact with the most vulnerable population segments this yea.  Our goal is to impact the lives of 10,0000 individuals who need the healing powers of animals. Each of our AAA & AAT programs are unique and benefits many people with various disabilities across 5 different cities/states, now.

There are many measurable physical and emotional benefits. Lower blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health, and lower overall physical pain are just a few of those benefits of AAA & AAT.

Thankful for:

  • Announcing our newest partner, Kindred Spirits Therapy Minis. Brody, Picasso, Cavilear and Elmer  are spreading healing powers across 6 different counties in the Florida panhandle. Just last month, they completed 4 animal assisted activity visits and impacted the lives of close to 200 seniors with disabilities.  We’re so proud and excited to bring this team to the 1 FUR 1 family and expand our service area to the East Coast.
  • Meeting 20 families with Autistic children who were able to learn, grow and experience the love given by  Chips and the rest of the mini  horses in San Diego. We sucessfully concluded our 3 part event series in partnership with Autism Tree Project Foundation and look forward to next year. Follow #HealingHooves on facebook every Wednesday for updates.
  • The 16 canine therapy teams in St. Louis visited 8 schools and provided 34 visits to special needs classrooms, reaching over 550 children. Follow #TherapyDogsInSchools on facebook every Tuesday for updates.
  • Jager,  one of the 26 canine advocates working in Michigan court houses was very busy, last month. Not only did he do his usual job of assisting with victim meetings and interviews. Jager has been instrumental in helping a victim of kidnapping, torture, CSC and many other horrible things. He was able to calm this man down and keep him focused while waiting to testify on a very successful 2 day trial. Jager, also, helped a little girl with her testimony in court.  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.

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

Did you know? 1FUR1 provided 2,328 animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions, free-of-charge in the past year alone (click here for details).  These efforts impacted over 9,874 children and seniors with the help of 48 animals across 45 facilities. 1FUR1 continues to expand by visiting more hospitals, hospice units, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities, courthouses, victim service agencies and offices.