Beesley’s Paw Prints


Carol Beesley, generous founder of Beesley’s Paw Prints programs.

Do you love animals? 

Do you have a registered therapy dog?  Or do you want your dog to become one? 

United Way is seeking volunteers for Beesley’s Paw Prints programs to visit our partner agencies and schools.  Pets are proven to have therapeutic qualities:  improving mood, and reducing stress levels.  Interacting with animals can stimulate laughter and joy in people whose lives have been affected by illness or depression.  Playing with pets can stimulate adults and children to become more physically active too.

Join the Beesley’s Paw Prints team with your own registered pet, or let us guide you on getting your pet registered.  It will be a rewarding experience for you both!

Beesley’s Paw Prints is a United Way collaborative within our network of partners including Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), and Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS). The program is generously supported by Carol Beesley.

Therapy Dog Registration

Jake and Cliff visit Family Initiative’s social skills play group for autism spectrum disorder

Dogs and their handlers are certified by a national organization such as Alliance for Therapy Dogs, Pet Partners, Love On A Leash, or Therapy Dogs International.  Therapy dogs undergo testing to assure they have good manners and react positively to strangers.  Pets in the program are:

  • Clean & well-groomed
  • Have good manners
  • Up-to-date on vaccines
  • Covered by insurance of a national therapy dog organization

Join today!
Do you think your dog would be a great addition to our Beesley’s Paw Prints program? All breeds and blends are eligible to become therapy dogs. Dogs one year old are preferred.  For more information on joining this life-changing team, apply here!

APPLY HERE

Or, for more information contact Louise@UnitedWayLee.org, or call (239) 433-7204.

Gracie and Roxanne encourage interaction at Family Initiative.