Here's what the team

has been up to!

Latest and Greatest News!!

Thank you to the community and our volunteers for your continued support up until now and moving forward!

June 23, 2019

a four-legged HONOURARY NURSE

In recognition of National Nurses Week, David, the ZPFH Wonder Therapy Dog, was made an honourary nurse!

Thank you, David for your endless service to patients.

May 8, 2019


ZPFH's Founder Donna Jenkins recently did an interview with Cable 14 Hamilton to discuss the recent award and what the foundation is all about.

Click here to watch (11 min.)

April 15, 2019

ZACHARY'S PAWS FOR HEALING RECEIVES Leadership and Innovation Award

"We are humbled by this award. We are very grateful for the acceptance we've had in Hamilton-area hospitals, and privileged to have the opportunity to help the community." - Donna Jenkins

On behalf of over 70 volunteers, Donna accepted the award this past weekend at the sixth annual National Animal Welfare Conference, hosted at the Bonaventure Hotel in Montréal. This event is the largest and best attended conference of its kind in Canada, bringing together over 375 individuals who work with, care for and advocate for animals.

Click here to read the press release.

April 14, 2019

thank you and

happy easter!

If you missed our Annual Doggie Photo Session, you missed a great opportunity to get a fabulous keepsake of your dog. Here is a sample of yesterday's photos.

Thank you Tammy Timpany McAllister, Lorri Smith, Wendy Reyn, Jason Parker, Jason and Alex Marshall. A huge thanks to Ren's Pets Ancaster for hosting our event.

April 7, 2019

Come see us
april 6th for
pet photos!

Ren's Pet Depot, Ancaster

821 Golf Links Road. See you there!

March 18, 2019


All food, vet care, and grooming provided.

There are no out-of-pocket expenses to foster homes. They just provide a home and love. We foster dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, iguanas, and more.

Contact us for more information.

February 4, 2019

a note from christa

"Sometimes the universe gives you exactly what you need. Before I had cancer, I responded to a call for cards back in 2014 from Zachary and his Aunt Donna. Zachary was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at 23 years old. Their family has so much spunk for life and love for animals, making visits with their dog a reality when Zachary was going through treatment at Juravinski.  Donna and I followed each other on Facebook through the years and she started reading my blog when I got my own cancer diagnosis. Yesterday while in the hospital a nurse asked me if I wanted a visit from Dave the dog and my heart skipped a beat when I found out that he was with none other but Donna who I finally got to meet in person."

January 3, 2019

we're coming to dunnville!

Zachary's Paws for Healing will soon be servicing patients and their pets at Dunnville War Memorial Hospital. Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

Volunteers needed! Please contact us today.

November 6, 2018


A huge thank you to Jenn Stooke, her husband, Todd, and all their party guests for making donations to Zachary's Paws for Healing at their Epic Halloween Party this year. They raised a really nice sum for ZPFH, which will be earmarked to assist patients' families that need help to feed their pet during a time of financial stress due to illness.

Jenn and Todd show us how to make a fun event a bit of a fundraiser for our great work at Zachary's Paws for Healing.

October 31, 2018


"Patients who have no one to look after their pets during hospital stays don't have to worry about Fido or Kitty.

A charitable organization called Zachary's Paws for Healing will take care of the animals. It's all thanks to a network of 24 volunteers who provide full time care..."

Read the full article here.

October 19, 2018

thank you, bolvin family

What a great Boivin family photo! Pictured are Elise, their adopted Zachary's Paws Foster, Katie Perry, Denis and Philip. This beautiful family is also a dedicated ZPFH Foster Family.


Katie Perry looks like she has always been in the family. I am so happy for all of them. Sometimes the best forever home is their foster family.

October 17, 2018

Jean rumney memorial award


What a great honour to have received the 2018 Jean Rumney Memorial Award last night at the Hamilton/ Burlington SPCA. Thank you so much for recognizing our work at Zachary's Paws for Healing and for your great partnership.

This award goes to all our fantastic volunteers that make our work happen and give so unselfishly to helping patients and their pets.

September 18, 2018

come to our walk-a-thon!

Sunday, September 23rd, 10am - 12pm Royal Canin will be having a Walk-A-Thon to raise money for Zachary's Paws For Healing!

A donation of $10 will give you access to the 1.3 km trail, petting zoo/therapy horses, Guelph Police dog demonstrations, a gift bag from Ren's Pet Depot and much more!

Please join us outdoors at the Optimist Recreation Center at 23 Brock Road South in Guelph for this fantastic event. Register in advance or on site.

We would love to see you there!

August 24, 2018


Magda Weirsma and "The Princess", Mya have been doing Therapy Dog visits on the Acquired Brain Injury unit at the Regional Rehab for two years. Mya is a favourite of the patients and the staff! 

Thank you so much for your service to the patients and their families.

August 22, 2018


Maddie Reil and her fabulous Therapy Dog, Berkely visited patients on C3 at Juravinski Hospital. Berkely was a BIG hit everywhere she went!

August 21, 2018

helping our friends at
Triple C Farm

ZPFH volunteers: Magda, Jenn, Crystal, Terri and Hayden helped out our partner, Triple C Farm, at a day camp for disabled children. They may have had more fun than the kids!

August 20, 2018

ZPFH Certified more therapy dogs!

Saturday's Therapy Dog Seminar and testing was a huge success. Ten dogs got their ZPFH certification! Most will work with hospital patients, but one will be working with the Autism Program and another will be visiting nursing home patients.

August 19, 2018