We are Hands and Paws Inc. (Hapi) - a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We evaluate, train and certify humans with their pets to provide quality pet therapy teams to serve our community. Hapi Pet Therapy was founded in Kansas and we currently serve Sedgwick County and the surrounding areas.
Pet therapy is in high demand. Hapi Pet Therapy serves locations such as assisted living centers, schools, libraries, hospitals, hospice, universities and more. Pet therapy has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels and helps to lower the heart rate and blood pressure. Petting an animal raises endorphin levels which can lessen physical pain and feelings of depression. Pet therapy also increases oxytocin and serotonin which increase feelings of happiness and well-being.
We are always looking for more quality therapy teams to help us better serve our community.
We never charge for a therapy dog visit. All our handlers and their pets are volunteers. We also do not charge for evaluating and training new teams. We pride ourselves upon being an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so contributions and donations are important to us. Of course, donations are tax deductible. You can donate and help us make the world a Hapi place!