Who we are…


Visiting Pet Teams of South Mississippi is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that is established to enhance lives, reduce loneliness, and create motivation by utilizing registered therapy dogs and their handlers to participate in Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).  All of our active members are registered exclusively through Pet Partners

What we do…


Our caring volunteers and their sweet dogs spread love and sunshine in hospitals, nursing centers, assistant living centers and libraries!

We are a proud Pet Partners' Community Partner


Facilities We Serve



  • Garden Park Hospital

  • Gulfport Memorial Hospital

  • Keesler Medical Center     (Air Force Base)

  • Ocean Springs Hospital

  • Singing River Hospital

  • VA Medical Center

        Nursing Homes

  • Brookdale Senior Living

  • Dixie White House

  • Driftwood Nursing Center

  • Gulfport Care Center

  • Lakeview Nursing Center

  • Ocean Springs Nursing Center

  • Seashore Highlands

  • Woodland Village

Assistant Living Centers


  • Chapman Oaks

  • Lemoyne Place

  • One Magnolia

      Hospice Center

  • St. Joseph Hospice

Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Healthsouth



  • East Hancock Library

  • Orange Grove Library

  • Pascagoula Library

  • Pass Christian Library

Who we impact…


In 2019, our volunteers and their therapy dogs served over 1,500 hours spreading love and compassion to people who needed it the most!

How to get involved…


We offer New Member Orientation meetings every month (except July and December) on the second Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Please join us to learn the steps to become a registered therapy dog team.

Click on tab above, "Become a Visiting Pet Team."

2019 Volunteer of the Year!

Kathy Murray and Jax