Hand2Paw is an organization in Philadelphia that connects at-risk youth and shelter animals in a mutually beneficial way.

Work Skills & Job Opportunities for Young Adults in Philadelphia

Hand2Paw teaches the rituals of the working world to teens that are transitioning into adult life. Learn More ›

Therapeutic Experiences for Youth and Abandoned Animals

Hand2Paw provides hope and comfort to animals and youth alike through mutually beneficial programs. Learn More ›

Empowering Kids to Treat Animals With Respect

Hand2Paw teaches youth to treat all animals as individuals and with the kindness they deserve. Learn More ›

Extra Care and Attention for Thousands of Shelter Animals

Hand2Paw has helped over 1,500 homeless animals receive the care, training, socialization, and love they deserve. Learn More ›

Help us Ensure a Brighter Future

Your support helps ensure a brighter future for young adults and shelter animals. Donate ›

About Hand2Paw

About Hand2Paw

Hand2Paw gives youth a chance to gain self worth and learn real skills, while simultaneously ensuring that homeless animals get more of the care and training they deserve.

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From the Blog

Start the year off right on the right paw!

Guest Blog Post by Hand2Paw Intern Shayla Cunningham You can stick to your resolutions better this year if you have … Read more >

Pet Adopters – To Screen or Not To Screen?

In our years of volunteering in Philadelphia animal shelters, we have seen many animals come back to the shelter after … Read more >