Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy
Today’s Date: * Friday, April 12, 2024
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

P. O. Box 595
Springfield, OH 45501
United States
County *
Point of Contact for Magnified Giving Youth * Norma Raiff
Point of Contact’s Title *
President, Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy
Point of Contact’s Email Address *
Point of Contact’s Phone Number (937) 206-6440
Executive Director’s Name *
Norma Raiff, President, Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy
What is the mission of your organization?
Educate and nationally certify volunteers with their own dogs for animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activity at schools, hospitals, retirement facilities, and other locations to provide comfort and affection and to enrich the lives of people and animals in our communities.

Best Friends Pet Assisted Therapy holds 4 orientations each year to assist pet therapy teams to become certified pet therapy teams with Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD).

These teams can then go forth and visit patients in nursing homes, hospitals, cancer centers, students in schools and universities, and travelers at the Dayton International Airport.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (1) Animals
  • (3) Children
  • (12) Senior Services
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Juveniles from the ages 12-17 can become a certified pet therapy team with their own dog and visit those noted above.
Volunteer coordinator Norma Raiff
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (937) 206-6440
Student Connection Preference (click all that apply): *
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