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Through the life-changing power of Pet Therapy, we enhance the social and emotional development of vulnerable children.

Young boy hugging a dog, with dog "hugging" back

Helping children through the power of Pet Therapy

Gabriel’s Angels is one of the few programs that deliver free healing Pet Therapy services to vulnerable children throughout Arizona. In this upcoming year, we expect to serve 2,300 children with 125 registered Pet Therapy teams at 75 partner agencies statewide. Pet Therapy teams and Helping Hands visit partner agencies, some of which are Title I schools, after school programs, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and group homes, all in an effort to intervene in children’s lives and enhance their social and emotional development by teaching core behaviors – attachment, confidence, self-regulation, affiliation, empathy, tolerance, and respect.

Gabriel’s Angels provides a non-threatening venue to learn self-control and sensitivity.
South Pointe Elementary School

What we do

Gabriel’s Angels serves vulnerable children in Arizona through the application of innovative pet therapy. The program’s goal is to increase the overall sense of well-being and happiness for children in a safe environment and to build critical core behaviors, such as empathy, respect, tolerance, and confidence.

older man and woman with therapy dog listening to a young child read a book

Use Your Pet to Do Good

Do you have an amazing pet who is social and likes children? You and your pet can make an impact in your community by providing unconditional love to vulnerable children through the power of Pet Therapy. Volunteers receive personalized training, activities for pet therapy visits, and on-going support from our Gabriel’s Angels staff.

young teenager reading a book with woman volunteer and therapy dog

Gabriel’s Angels Partners

Our Partners support us in a variety of meaningful ways. All of which help us deliver healing Pet Therapy to at-risk children.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear it from one of our partners…

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  • Gabriel's Angels event with young girls petting a golden-doodle Gabriel's Angels event with young girls petting a golden-doodle
  • Gabriel's Angels event with Diamond Backs baseball team, featuring golden retriever Gabriel's Angels event with Diamond Backs baseball team, featuring golden retriever
  • "Brenly", a therapy dog, poster for Diamond Backs baseball team "Brenly", a therapy dog, poster for Diamond Backs baseball team
  • Young child hugging labrador retriever in classroom Young child hugging labrador retriever in classroom
  • Diamond Back's baseball athlete rubbing golden retriever's tummy in gym Diamond Back's baseball athlete rubbing golden retriever's tummy in gym
  • class-made poster of therapy dog's "rules" for petting, surrounded by pictures of dogs class-made poster of therapy dog's "rules" for petting, surrounded by pictures of dogs
  • White dog laying on the ground being petted by several children at once White dog laying on the ground being petted by several children at once

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Charity ID (EIN): 86-0991198

Arizona QCO: 20449

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