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P.E.T. P.A.L.S.

Animal Assisted Therapy & Activities throughout the Cedar Valley


P.E.T. P.A.L.S. volunteers can be found many places throughout the Cedar Valley, including both public and private care facilities, adult day care centers, hospitals, preschools, colleges, group homes, libraries, etc.

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What is P.E.T. P.A.L.S.?

Originally organized in June, 1983 in cooperation with the Cedar Bend Humane Society (formerly the Black Hawk Humane Society), we are an all-volunteer animal-assisted therapy and activities program. 

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Becoming a Member

There are 5 steps to become a member of P.E.T. P.A.L.S., so here is the quick synopsis:

Contact us; observe a visit; get some training; let us meet you and your pet; and get to work! Click below for more details!

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Anything you can give will help us continue to serve the Cedar Valley. To donate online, use the button below, or click here for other ways to give and help!

Personal Info

In order to make an offline donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:

  1. Make a check payable to "P.E.T. P.A.L.S. Cedar Valley"
  2. On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for "P.E.T. P.A.L.S. Cedar Valley"
  3. Please mail your check to:

P.E.T. P.A.L.S.
PO Box 373
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.

Donation Total: $10.00

Thank you!

Some of Our Pets

These are the true heroes of P.E.T. P.A.L.S., so we thought it would be fun to show them off…

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Miles is an 8 year old West Highland White Terrier (aka a Westie).  He loves visiting people of all ages and has been volunteering at his local hospital for 5 years.  In his free time he also loves competing in agility, barn hunt and keeping his yard free of varmints!  


Charlie is a 5 yr old golden doodle. He loves people, other dogs, and cats. He enjoys going to work, where his favorite thing to do is snuggle up to a patient and put a smile on their face.

Koji and Kiwi

Koji and Kiwi are 3 1/2 year old sibling domestic shorthairs (aka, The Twins). They joined when they were 9 months old! They eat together, sleep together, and play together. Where one is, the other is usually close by. Their human says her life, “has never been the same since they joined my family.”


Sophie is a 20 month old mini golden doodle. She loves working with children and is a medical alert service dog for her owner. She recently starred in the Waterloo Community Playhouse production of Annie, and loved it!


Ellie is an English golden doodle who will be two years old in April 2019. She joined in the spring of 2018 and visits a care center every other week, plus she visits students at UNI. She loves visiting all her friends who give her lots of petting and treats! 


Bella is a two year old Cavachon. She made her therapy debut in May 2019 at UNI during finals week to help students destress. She makes twice monthly visits to the Memory Care Unit at New Aldaya and loves to sit in the residents’ laps.

Abby Sue

Abby Sue is a 12-year old kitty who, with her brother Beau, was adopted from the Cedar Bend Humane Society. Being a cat, she would often rather stay at home and cuddle than visit residents at Harmony House, Rosewood Estates, and Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab, but she does humor us all once in a while by going out.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Become a P.E.T. P.A.L.S. volunteer today!

You might change a life.
It might be your own.