The Big Round Up 2023
Celebrating 20 Years of the Pet Prescription Team
Want to make a difference in the world? Most of us yearn for a sense of meaning or purpose in life. The volunteers of the Pet Prescription Team not only make a difference but the dogs along their side have a lasting impact. Pet Prescription Team volunteers offer compassion and comfort to each individual they touch during visitations through the Pet Prescription Team organization.
The Pet Prescription Team organization recently started the 20th Annual Big Round Up fundraising campaign which is a yearly donation campaign that entails 4 weeks of highlighting and support for various projects they offer and the funds needed to support those programs. As a 501(c)(3) Certified Charity whose mission is “Healing Hearts Through Pet’s.”, we’re very excited to involve our community in our latest fundraising efforts.
There is no doubt the services the Pet Prescription Team offers to the community it serves are vast and varied. To continue this work and to support these programs we need the help of people like you.
For the next Month starting on August 30th and ending on September 28th we are asking for your support. Each weeks donations will go toward a specific need of the Pet Prescription Team organization.
Week One: To raise annual funds for the General Fund. These funds will then go toward the organization’s annual revenue goal. This campaign will take place during the first week.
Week Two: Faith Dog Project. “The Faith Dog Project” in memory of Brielle Murray and her dog Faith. Brielle was a member of the PPT organization and passed away from a very rare form of cancer known as RMS.The Faith Dog Project hands out stuffed Faith dogs to children in oncology battling cancer. Through this project, Brielle lives on as these little stuffed dogs encourage and give hope to all those that receive one in her memory. This campaign will take place during the second week.
Week Three: “There’s No Place Like Home” project. This project’s goal, as well as vision, is clear: to take the time and energy to create a relaxing atmosphere for a less fortunate resident by enhancing their patient room. We help by enhancing their belongings and creating a room that is more comfortable, providing them with a lasting impression of a time in their lives that gave them hope and purpose. This campaign will take place during the third week.
Week Four: Recruiting new volunteers through SEO/Advertising to build back the supply of volunteers and therapy dogs for the service request of the Pet Prescription Team organization. This campaign will take place during the fourth week.
Each week we have been blessed to have four match donors that will match all funds that we receive for each specific week.
Will you help us make our goal?
Here is what we are asking.
Share about our fundraiser on all Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Crowdfunding
Share it with friends and family
And even if you can't donate let people know we are looking for volunteers to meet the needs of the community we serve.
You can send people to the following site on Donorbox to see our progress through the month.
Who We Are
The Pet Prescription Team is a leader in the field of Animal Assisted Therapy and as such we strive towards enhancing quality of life through the human animal bond. We are an all volunteer certified therapy dog organization who visit local area hospitals, assisted care facilities, rehab facilities, mental health facilities, library programs, hospice, Los Angeles County jails, Los Angeles County Juvenile correctional facilities, United States Attorney General offices and special needs children homes and schools.
Therapy Dog Certification
The volunteers of the Pet Prescription Team come from every walk of life. We offer therapy dog training classes in Los Angeles & San Diego county. Perspective volunteers and dogs go through an 8 week therapy dog training class which involves training the pet owners and their family pets to make visits. These classes occur inside of a facility, and utilize hands on training to cover how to deal with people and events in various situations that may occur during the therapy visitations.
Over the past 16 years the Pet Prescription Team has started numerous projects which benefit the communities they serve.
Faith Dog Project 2008
HBIC (Help for Brain Injured Children Program) 2009
Kaiser Los Angeles 2009
Kaiser Downey 2010
There’s No Place Like Home 2012
CAC 2015 Children's Advocacy Center for Child Abuse Assessment
Ontario Airport Comfort Dog Program 2014
Los Angeles County Sheriff Human Trafficking Task Force 2016
Los Angeles County Twin Towers Jail 2016
Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall 2017
United States Attorney General Los Angeles Headquarters 2018
Disneyland Wellness Program 2022
Pet Prescription Team is a Non-Profit 501c3 organization and is supported by those that believe in the cause and work that is provided to the communities we serve.
Meet the Founder/Director
Krystal Emery is the founder and director of the Pet Prescription Team and is the overarching leader of the team in its entirety. Krystal and her husband Philip of 45 years, work side by side, helping pet owners train their family pets to become Certified Therapy dogs.
Before becoming a Dog Trainer and Founder of the Pet Prescription Team in early 2003, Krystal and Philip experienced firsthand the suffering and isolation elderly and mentally ill patients experience through being confined to a facility through the diagnosis of Philips father with Alzheimer’s. During the care of Philips father they both were able to see how beneficial their family dogs were in the comforting of not only Philips father but to other residents in the facility where he lived. In some cases it was the only visitor many of the residents ever received. It was through this experience that the Pet Prescription Team was born.