Prescription: Pets

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We will be at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, August 17th, with our Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program.

 Click here to see an article about one of our members who participates in Reading Education or go to the TEAM PROFILES page.

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

Our Next Workshop is scheduled for September 27, 2019


Click here to download the registration form.



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 pet partner teams are trained for animal-assisted activities (AAA) and animal-assisted therapy (AAT), and as Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) teams. We have teams that visit many locations around Northern California including; Mercy Hospital in Redding, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Red Bluff, Mercy Mt. Shasta, The Vistas, One Safe Place, Quartz Hill, Willow Springs, Oakmont, and various schools for R.E.A.D.. 

Our Next Workshop for prospective teams will be scheduled for September 27, 2019. You must take a Workshop in person through Prescription Pets, prior to registering for ATD Testing. Once you have completed the workshop you can sign up through Prescription Pets for Testing. Prescription Pets Testings are held at Woof Training, 1872 Buenaventura Blvd, Suite 1, Redding, 96001 unless otherwise noted.



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