Support Us

Would You Like To Help?

Become a “12th Man”!

12th Man Betsy Peets, representing the Columbia River Cairn Terrier Club. The proceeds from their annual ‘Toto Trot’ have benefitted Little Dog for two years.

The “12th man” is a sports term used in football and soccer (which have 11-man teams) that refers to the fans and supporters who aren’t physically on the playing field, but who never-the-less give the team the strength and inspiration to do their best.

Absolute fact: We can’t do this without you.
 We do not charge clients for our visits, and we receive no government support – our work is funded completely by contributions from people and organizations that recognize the value of what we teach. All support is tax-deductible, and donations of any size are welcome! CLICK HERE to see where the money goes.

One-Time Donations

Donations, in the form of a check made out to “The Little Dog Laughed AAT” can be mailed to:

The Little Dog Laughed AAT
7410 SW Oleson Rd. #323
Portland, OR 97223

Donations of any amount can be made safely and securely  through the Paypal Giving Fund.

  • No handling fees!
  • No PayPal account required – you can use your credit card.

Monthly Donations

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S.T.A.R. Team Trading Cards!

Lyndi, our Golden Retriever/Poodle mixHere’s a fun way to help. These cards are for the children we visit – they are a tangible and fun reminder of the sessions, encouraging the bond we’re working to build between child and dog.

For $15.75 you can sponsor a pack of 60 (twelve copies of five different cards) for your favorite S.T.A.R. pooch. CLICK HERE to learn more.

What if You Could Help Without Paying An Extra Cent?

Are You An Online Shopper?

CLICK to learn more about iGive

One of the easiest ways to help is by signing up for a free account. iGive is a free service where shopping at any of 1403 stores like Amazon, Travelocity, Overstock, Staples, Best Buy and many more, causes those stores to donate a tiny percentage of the sale.

That’s right, it comes out of their pocket, not yours! It’s easy, particularly if you get the iGive Button for your browser when you sign up – iGive does all the paperwork and keeps you posted on what’s going on. CLICK HERE to check it out!

$33.26 for 2013
$48.03 for 2014
$29.21 for 2015
$25.47 for 2017

Do You Shop at Fred Meyer?

Fred Meyer Community Rewards - Where shipping and giving unite

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number MM846. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping The Little Dog Laughed AAT earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. CLICK HERE to download a flyer describing the program.

2014 Total: $436.96
2015 Total: $393.30
2016 Total: $324.83
2017 Total: $247.09
2018 to date: $70.64


amazonSmileAnd earn us an additional .5% of your purchase if you shop through the AmazonSmile site:
$10.00 in 2014
$10.72 in 2015
$5.67 in 2016
$33.41 in 2017

But Remember That There’s More to Life Than Money!

We also welcome community support in the form of:

  • helping plan age-appropriate curriculum and evaluating effectiveness
  • identifying and applying for grants (!!!)
  • staffing S.T.A.R. training and evaluation events
  • contributing materials consumed in classes – fancy certificate paper, stick-on stars, poster-making supplies, etc.
  • donating props for new and fun tricks – garage sales, Goodwill and Value Village are excellent sources of sturdy toddler toys appropriate for manipulation by dog paws!
  • and above all, dogs/handlers who are willing to give their time