‘Tis the season of giving, and there are numerous ways you and your pet can team up to support your local community this holiday season. Many rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and hospitals welcome therapy pets into their facilities. To be approved for visits at these facilities, pets typically have to go through special training and health exams. If your pet enjoys company, you can volunteer to foster pets waiting for their forever home. Another idea is to participate in a pet-friendly charity walk/run with your furry friend. Also, your dog and cat can help save other pets’ lives by donating blood. Just like humans, pets need blood following traumatic injuries, surgeries, and other life-threatening problems. Talk to your vet to evaluate if your pet is a good candidate for donating blood. Volunteering with your pet this holiday season is a wonderful way to give back to your community and bond with your furry friend.