Prescription: Pets
Therapy Dogs

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Welcome to Prescription: Pets 

                 Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Prescription: Pets has been bringing the healing power of pets to communities in Northern California since the year 2000. Our volunteer, dog therapy teams are trained for animal-assisted activities and as Reading Education Assistance Dogs®  (R.E.A.D ®) teams.  We have teams that visit many locations around Northern California including; Mercy Medical Center in Redding, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Red Bluff, Mercy Mt. Shasta, The Vistas, Le Brun Residential Care, Quartz Hill Post Acute Care, Oakmont, and the Reddding Library and various schools for R.E.A.D.®.

Reading to the Dogs Program (R.E.A.D.)

 On hold until governmental COVID-19 preventative measures are removed.


Pam and Britton, with Chloe our R.E.A.D. program stars!

Our Next Workshop


has been postponed until social distancing

has been lifted.

Pre-registration is required. Click HERE for registration form.

Learn more about Prescription Pets by listening to our NPR interview HERE.

All questions can be directed through our Contact Tab on this website. We will respond as quickly as possible

Layla’s photo at intake by Stockton Animal Control.

      From Orphan to Diva

To Read Layla's remarkable story click HERE

Layla finally in her forever home weighing just under 5lbs.

Layla now weighing a healthy 9 lbs. always destined to be a Diva