It’s not every day that you can get a call from a local pet shop that can provide all the necessary supplies to your home.

Pets need a good friend, and they need you to be there to help them, too.

In the first of a two-part series, Newsweek looks at how to get involved with the Pets Needs a Friend program, which offers support and advice to help people who are dealing with mental health issues.

This story first appeared in Newsweek magazine.