Project PUP Mailing address
10801 Starkey Rd #104-224 Seminole Fl 33777
No office or screenings at this address
We're always looking for dogs and cats to join the PUP family. No special skills are required, but basic training is required of your animal and CGC is a plus . Mostly, we're looking for friendly, gentle pets who are hungry for human attention. (Not just the attention of their own humans, but the attention of strangers.) And for friendly, gentle humans who have a nice way with animals and people and the time and desire to volunteer in their communities.
In this time of social distancing, we're not able to evaluate candidate teams, but we appreciate your interest and we're glad to learn about you and your pet, and for you to learn about us. If you'd like to start a conversation about the possibility of joining PUP, tell us a little about yourself and your animal friend and why you would both enjoy this type of volunteer work.
Pets Uplifting People
A Volunteer Organization
Since 1984, Project PUP has been providing pet visits to health-care facilities bringing comfort and joy to everyone they meet. Our group serves the Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
PUP stands for "Pets Uplifting People." The group is a nonprofit organization of about 400 volunteers. Most of the visiting pets are dogs, but there are a few friendly cats.
The PUP volunteers screen pets for visiting nursing homes, rehab centers, assisted living facilities and hospitals. The pets are screened for temperament and behavior.
Such visits go on across the country. The pets love the attention, the people visited get the joy of pet companionship and our volunteers have the heart warming experience of reaching out to others. Studies consistently show the "pet therapy" visit boosts spirits and uplifts everyone involved.
Due to insurance rules we are not permitted to do home visits.
Project PUP Mailing address 10801 Starkey Rd #104-224 Seminole Fl 33777