Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams

You see wagging tails and furry coats. We see expertly trained dogs and their committed handlers furthering human health through positive interactions with dogs. Learn more about us!

Virtual Canine Therapy as a Source of Comfort

Help PACTT Reach More Communities in Need

therapy dog program


Our canine therapy teams rely on the generosity of individuals to keep the PACTT program running. Help these therapy dogs and their handlers spread their love and support to more communities in need by making a gift today.

Make a Gift

Interested in working with our Therapy Teams?

PACTT Teams provide support to many members of our community. If you would like to set up a visit or work with our Therapy Dogs please reach out to Kathy to set up a meeting.

PACTT Program Director

I want to volunteer.

Wonderful! Our 80+ teams logged over 12,000 hours last year!


I want to request a visit.

Our teams visit with people of all ages and walks of life.


Where Do We Help?


From stressful finals weeks to communities in need of support, our teams help create moments of relief and fun.


In the Workplace

See how your team can experience the healing power of pets while supporting PACTT’s wider efforts.

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See How PACTT Teams Make a Difference

PACTT Newsletter - April 2024

Plenty of smiles this Spring!

PACTT Newsletter - March 2024

Therapy dog visits are in full bloom!

PACTT Newsletter - February 2024

Read through adorable messages of love!

PACTT Newsletter - January 2024

Take a look back at 2023!

PACTT Newsletter - December 2023

Who won this year's holiday photo contest?

PACTT Newsletter - November 2023

A special thank you to PPB!

PACTT Newsletter - October 2023

A Spooktacular Month!

PACTT Newsletter - September 2023

A BARK to school celebration!

PACTT Newsletter - August 2023

Read an unforgettable story from one of our teams!

PACTT Newsletter - July 2023

See what's new with our therapy dogs!

PACTT Newsletter - June 2023

June was packed full of visits!

PACTT Newsletter - May 2023

What a fetching month of visits!

PACTT Newsletter - Apr 2023

This month was a busy one!

PACTT Newsletter - Mar 2023

Spring into all the places our teams visited!

PACTT Newsletter - February 2023

Some messages of love for our beloved pets!

PACTT Newsletter - January 2023

Look back on 2022 with us!

PACTT Newsletter - December 2022

See the winners of the PACTT Holiday Photo Contest!

PACTT Newsletter - November 2022

See what our therapy dogs have been up to!

PACTT Newsletter - October 2022

Read stories from some of our teams!

PACTT Newsletter - September 2022

School is back in session!

PACTT Newsletter - August 2022

We had a great time at the DoveLewis Golf Tournament!

PACTT Newsletter - July 2022

See how we celebrated at the PACTT Appreciation Party!

PACTT Newsletter - June 2022

Check out all the pawsitively adorable June visits.

PACTT Newsletter - May 2022

See where our teams were making a pawsitive impact.

PACTT Newsletter - Apr. 2022

See all the places our teams have visited in April.

PACTT Newsletter - Mar. 2022

See what the PACTT teams have been up to in March.

PACTT Newsletter - Feb. 2022

See messages of love for our pets.

PACTT Newsletter - Jan. 2022

Enjoy a look back on 2021

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