Lend A Heart, Lend A Hand Animal-Assisted Therapy was founded in 1987 through the involvement and dedication of local dog club members. It provided the Sacramento area with animal-assisted teams to be used in therapeutic settings. Today, we continue to provide the benefits of animal-assisted therapy through ongoing programs in a wide range of facilities and settings.
To be a respected, dynamic professional organization providing animal-assisted therapy in Sacramento and adjacent counties with sustained manageable growth that enhances our organization composition while meeting increased demand for our services.
Quality — Treat everyone, the public, clients and colleagues, with respect, dignity and sensitivity while continually striving to improve our services to the community.
Commitment — Maintain a consistency of purpose to improve our members and our organization through training and teamwork.
Integrity — Demonstrate commitment, responsibility and honesty in all of our activities.
Celebrate Diversity — Respect, value and welcome diversity in our organization as well as in the facilities and populations we serve.