you can help

different ways to help

associate member

LAPS welcomes Associate Members who support our organization’s activities and wish to donate their time.  These individuals need not be certified therapy handlers. 

Community members who have time to lend a hand to:

  • Support therapy sessions by accompanying teams on visits.  An extra pair of hands allows teams to expand activities at programs.
  • Help with training classes and field trips. 
  • Offer assistance with photos, videos and other digital support.
  • Keep our organization running smoothly by helping organize events or providing leadership behind the scenes.
  • Expand our name recognition and help us share the benefits of animal-assisted interactions with a wider community.

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.


LAPS is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff or office. Our expenses include insurance, telephone, postage, website, office supplies and training expenses. We never charge facilities or clients for our services, and our volunteers pay all their own expenses: certification, transportation and pet grooming.

If you would like to support our efforts to bring quality animal-assisted therapy services to Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties, we welcome monetary donations of any amount. Loving Animals Providing Smiles is a 501(c)3 public charity. Your donations are tax-deductible, according to your tax situation. We acknowledge all donations with a personal note.

Please print out the Donation Form  and indicate if your donation is ‘in honor of’ or ‘in memory of’ a special person or pet.  We are happy to send an acknowledgment to a third party.

everyday fundraising

LAPS participates in a number of fundraising programs.  These programs require NO out-of-pocket cost to you or our group.  The vendors you patronize make a contribution to LAPS for you.

Please take a few moments to sign up for these programs and encourage friends and family to join as well.  

Amazon Smile

Car Donation Service and

Facebook Fundraising

Your personal credit card points/rewards

To learn more about these programs and links to sign up please check out:

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