Pacific Southwest Region

Welcome to the Pacific Southwest region web page. The PSW region was formed in 2003.

Our teams have been involved with many kinds of crisis responses, including major wildfires, line of duty deaths, shootings, train derailments, and hurricane Katrina.

We are proud to be recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2006 and 2007.

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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