FAQs

about Pets Together

Are virtual pet visits free?

Yes! Pets Together is part of a non-profit organization. Your virtual pet visits are provided free of charge.

If you would like to donate to Animal Farm Foundation, the organization that manages the program, you can do so here. Your donation will be allocated to any costs associated with Pets Together.

How does Zoom work?

Zoom is a video chat software that lets you talk to anyone anywhere. If you are unfamiliar with how it works, Zoom has a great explanation and video on their website.

Are your pets therapy animals?

No. We believe in the power of people helping people and, of course, we believe in the power of pets to bring joy to others. Because our visits are virtual, there are no liability issues and no need for certifications

What kind of animals will be on the calls?

It depends! You might see dogs, goats, cats, chickens, birds and who knows what else!

Can individuals book a virtual pet visit?

Not at this time. We have plans to roll out drop-in meetings for individuals at a later date.

Who runs Pets Together?

Pets Together is run by Animal Farm Foundation

Can I volunteer with my pet?

Yes you can! If you’d like to bring joy to someone’s day by participating in a virtual pet visit, please fill out our volunteer application.

Resources

extra help for those dealing with social isolation and loneliness

Mental Health Services

24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 
Hotline: (800) 273-8255
Spanish: (888) 628-9454
TTY: (800) 799-4889

24/7 SAMHSA National Helpline: 
Hotline: (800) 662-4357
TTY: (800) 487-4889

24/7 Disaster Distress Hotline: 
(Includes Public Health Disasters)
Hotline: (800) 985-5990
Spanish: (800) 985-5990 and press “2”
TTY: (800) 846-8517

24/7 Military Crisis Line: 
Hotline: (800) 273-8255
TTY: (800) 799-4889

24/7 Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ or Questioning Youth): 
Hotline: (866) 488-7386

Help with Essential Needs

(finding food, paying bills, and other essential services)

United Way/211:
Dial 211 to find local assistance

Domestic Violence

24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 
Hotline: (800) 799-7233
TTY: (800) 787-3224

RAINN
(800) 656-HOPE

Friendly Phone Calls/Check-ins

AARP Community Connections: 
Request a Call: (888) 281-0145

Free and Low-Cost Internet Access

Donate

Help us bring people and pets together to reduce social isolation and loneliness