Compassionate Paws, Inc., a Community Partner of Pet Partners www.petpartners.org, was born July 5, 2007 in Rome, GA.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We have a Board consisting of 14 members. Our office is located at 2501 Callier Springs Road, Rome, GA 30161. Phone 706 295-2498, Fax 706 295-2267. Email ddowneyphd@bellsouth.net

Compassionate Paws, Inc. is committed to honor every level of volunteerism, gifts small and large, of every type and purpose. Our animal partners are our personal pets.

Each of our Pet Partners has passed the strict screening and educational requirements established by Pet Partners at www.petpartners.org.  We are always looking for good teams to join us. Is your animal friendly, confident and very well trained?


It is the mission of Compassionate Paws, Inc. to facilitate activities with animals and people offering opportunities and providing experiences which demonstrate comfort, healing, presence and joy in the context of the unique mystery of the human-companion animal bond.

Do you have time to volunteer and give to others and share time with your animal?

If so, consider joining us! Find out what it takes to be a volunteer…

We visit HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: nursing homes, hospitals, hospice patients, assisted living homes.




10th Year Birthday Celebration

Compassionate Paws will be celebrating our 10th year birthday this year on Sunday, October 22 at Ridge Ferry Park from 2-5 p.m. Please join us for our birthday party!!! Other animal related organizations will be there to join in the fun. Meet and Treat!!! Find out how to become a Pet Partner!!

Living Compass Wellness Points

Compassionate Paws is offering this class on grief for those who lose a companion animal.  Contact D'Ann Downey - ddowneyphd@bellsouth.net for details.  Read More