Visit the blue ‘VOLUNTEER’ button in the menu bar for more info. Please note: 


  • All pets must be a minimum of 2 years or maximum 8 years old.
  • Current vaccination certificate for rabies,  as well as for the core vaccines of Distemper, Adenovirus and Parvovirus
  • Due to lack of placement opportunities, we are not able to take any new cat volunteers.
  • All human volunteers must have at least 2 COVID vaccinations. 


pet access league society
A Calgary-based nonprofit enhancing quality of life through pet visitation therapy
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Getting Involved

with PALS

become a volunteer

Bring a smile to someone else’s day! We work with you and your cat or dog to provide safe and supportive pet visits.

Request a Visit

Bring PALS to your school, workplace, or care centre. Learn more about how to request a PALS visit.

Our Mission

Enhance the lives of Calgarians, through the known human-animal bond, with pet visitation therapy, program development, research, education, and collaboration.

Our Vision

Enhanced quality of life through pet visitation therapy.

Our Values

  • Provide safe and enjoyable pet visitation programs to the Calgary community
  • Initiate and participate in new programs involving human-animal bond in response to our community’s needs
  • Support pet therapy advancement through program development, research, education, and collaboration
  • Provide quality leadership, support, and growth to our volunteers and staff
  • Ensure all program participants, volunteers, staff, and animals are treated with dignity, respect, compassion, and understanding