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At Buddy's PALS, we believe in the power of pet comfort. Our mission is to bring specially trained dogs and handlers into classrooms and other educational institutions to assist with everyday learning, comfort, and stress reduction. Our program is completely volunteer-based, and we are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of students and educators alike. We are dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of pet comfort and the important role that dogs can play in our lives.


Our team is made up of passionate volunteers who are committed to making a difference in their communities. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment, and we are proud to be a part of that mission. If you are interested in learning more about Buddy's PALS and how you can get involved, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

The mission of Buddy's PALS is to support the education of young people in our community. It takes a village to raise every child, and Buddy's PALS promises to be there to provide comfort and growth every step of the way.​


Buddy's PALS now has over 60 handler teams in the Greater Lansing area that volunteer in schools, libraries, and other partner organizations across the region and is expanding to other areas in Michigan.


Buddy's PALS achieved 501(c)(3) status in 2022. Our EIN is 88-3824936.


Buddy's PALS is proud to partner with a variety of organizations that share our commitment to education. Our partners include schools, universities, and community organizations that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students and educators. We believe that collaboration is key to achieving our mission, and we are always looking for new partners to work with. If you are interested in partnering with Buddy's PALS, please contact us to learn more.

"It's so powerful seeing how students' demeanor changes instantly when they see the dogs, and how they walk away feeling stronger."

— Assistant Principal, Haslett High School


Lolie Fabela

Board Member

Erica Leigh


Joan Spagnuolo

Board Member

Cassandra Green

Board Member

Kristy Oosterhouse

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