Pacific Northwest Region

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest region web page. HOPE AACR was formed right here in the Pacific Northwest in 2001. The idea for HOPE was created following the school shooting at Thurston High School in 1998.

We have assisted at many kinds of crisis response call-outs, including school shootings, suicides, accidental deaths, and wildfires.

If you live in our region and are experienced volunteering in animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy, please contact us to learn how you can join HOPE AACR. Individuals without dogs can join as team leaders.

For more information, please email our Regional Director at

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