you can help


Loving Animals Providing Smiles welcomes Associate Members who support our organization’s goals and wish to donate time to the group. These individuals need not be certified therapy handlers.

Associate Members do not pay dues nor are they subject to any requirements other than supporting our Volunteer Values:

  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Quality

We are looking for community members who have some time to lend a hand to:

  • keep our organization running smoothly
  • expand our fund raising efforts
  • improve our name recognition
  • help us educate the public on the benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy programs

If you can help, please print the Application for Associate Membership and return it to us. One of our volunteers will contact you soon.

Thank you for your interest and support of Loving Animals Providing Smiles.

SINCE 2001


Loving Animals Providing Smiles is an all-volunteer organization. We have no staff, no office and minimal equipment. We never charge facilities or clients for our services, and our volunteers pay all of their own expenses: registration, transportation, pet grooming.

We have been helping children and adults in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties for over sixteen years. We conduct multiple testing days each year to register teams so they can begin or continue animal-assisted therapy activities. In addition, many teams who train with us are not LAPS teams and travel from other parts of the Bay Area and Northern California for classes.

If you would like to support our efforts to bring quality animal-assisted therapy services to deserving clients, we welcome monetary donations of any amount. LAPS is a 501(c)(3) public charity Your donations are tax-deductible according to your individual tax situation.

We acknowledge all donations with a personal note.

Please print the Donation Form and indicate if this donation is “In honor of” or “In memory of” a special person or pet, and if you would like an acknowledgement sent to a third party.

Thank you for your support of Loving Animals Providing Smiles and our volunteer efforts to improve the lives of others.


Everyday Fundraising

There are several ways to help LAPS every day through iGive, AmazonSmiles and other programs. These are detailed in our Everyday Fundraising document available in the link below.

Thank you so much for supporting Loving Animals Providing Smiles.