Get Involved

  • Volunteer

    If you are a pet owner, you and your pet can register with  us

    We are looking for dogs that are –

    • Healthy with up to date vaccination
    • Friendly and Outgoing
    • Obedient, preferably trained in basic commands
    • Should be able to work around with other dogs, free from dog to dog aggression
    • Should enjoy  being with people, being touched, should have a stable temperament and should be free of fear
    • Must remain calm in new situations with distractions

    Steps for joining:

    1.    Download our volunteer registration form
    2.    Contact us and take an appointment with our volunteer coordinator for a temperament test of your dog.
    3.    If you dog pass the temperament test, submit the filled form along with the required documents and registration fees.
    4.    Email a photo of you with your pet and two individual photos of your pet on animalangels@animalangels.org.in
    5.    Take an appointment for your orientation session
    6.    Collect you t-shirt and ID
    7.    Our volunteer coordinator will cont act you when required for visiting projects

    As a volunteer and a therapy dog handler you will be required to –

    • Commit whatever time possible towards a particular project
    • In case you are not able to attend the session, please inform the facility/coordinator a day in advance. Avoid last minute cancellations
    • To bring your pet to the sessions and handle the pet on your own
    • Care for your pet – never leave your pet unattended, always take this water bowl and treats.
    • Take initiative to create awareness about our work

    If you want to volunteer without a dog

    • If you are a student doing your graduation/post graduation in psychology, counseling, special education – you can volunteer with us on interesting projects or take an internship program with us.
    • If you are a professional working in the field or mental or medical health -you can collaborate with us on our projects.
    • Be a therapy dog handler
    • Spread the word – make presentations
    • Help us in fund raising
  • Collaborate

    Health care facility , hospital, special school

    If you are a health care center / old age home / special school / support group / counseling center or from a clinical setup

    • We can start an AAT / AAA / AAE program at your center
    • We can conduct an orientation workshop for your sta ff

    Educational/medical Institute

    If you are school, college, university, psychiatric association, doctor’s association, support group

    • We can conduct an orientation work shop for your students/members on AAT
    • We can provide internships to your students
    • Train your candidates in AAT
    • If you have any other collaboration in mind, you can write to us at minal@animalangels.org.in
  • Spread the word

    Pet stores / veterinary

    If you are a pet store, grooming center, pet community, veterinary doctor/clinic, into any pet related business or simply an animal lover who believes in the healing power of animals and would like to help us spread the word about the human-animal bond, you can –

    • Download our promotional posters and put them up on your store / clinic.
    • Sign up as a volunteer and make presentations about our work in your community.
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Comforting Angels at Mumbai International Airport!

December 17, 2015December 17, 2015
Animal Angels Comforting Angels at Mumbai International Airport!  We at Animal Angels are happy announce our latest project with you. In a first-of-its-kind in Asia, GVK CSIA (Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai) has initiated a pilot program called “Comforting Angels”, a pet therapy program in partnership with the Pune-based Animal Angels Therapy Centre at the iconic Terminal 2 in Mumbai. These wagging “Comforting Angels” are employed to soothe, comfort and de-stress passengers inside the departure terminal.  

Animal Angels Therapy Centre, the consultation branch of Animal Angels Foundation, headed by Aakash Lonkar and Minal Kavishwar,  manages this project is proud to be associated with GVK CSIA to brings such simple joys to passengers. The program has been a success at the airport and the passengers have been extremely appreciative of this ongoing adorable experience.  

Animal Angels Comforting Angels at Mumbai International Airport!  
High stress and high anxiety are quite common for travelers. In efforts to ease that stress, airports have tried everything from gourmet coffee shops to lounges to massage rooms. But GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is trying something new.  



GVK CSIA is always making efforts to make their passengers experience at the airport seamless and comforting. Understanding that passengers bound for international travel experience anxiety, stress, loneliness sometimes coupled with exhaustion, insomnia or jet lag. Scientific studies show that petting a dog is an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety. Frazzled passengers dealing with delays, missed flights, and gate changes are given the opportunity to do just that when they encounter the “Comforting Angels” patrol.  

Animal Angels Comforting Angels at Mumbai International Airport!  
The pilot project which has been initiated by the three trained Golden Retrievers; Therapy dogs Pepe, Goldie and Sunshine, at the GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) mean strict business when in contact with passengers.  Dressed in jackets that say “Pet Me”, the squad approaches passengers to be petted and cuddled. It’s hard to think of an excuse to ignore this squad of four legged adorable bundle of joy.

Animal Assisted Activity at Ruby Hall Cancer center

February 16, 2014February 16, 2014
To mark the World Cancer day which comes on the 4th of February, Animal Angels Foundation conducted an animal assisted visiting session at Ruby Hall Cancer center for children undergoing various treatments for cancer, on 9th February, 2013. Therapy dogs Kiara and Houdini interacted with the cancer patients at Ruby Hall along with the team of therapist. We got a tremendous response from the children who, for the first time had a great reason to visit the hospital with a smile.