Animal Assisted Therapy
Whether a person is rehabilitating from an accident or operation, transitioning to new living conditions or is living with chronic illness, pet therapy can be beneficial for people of all ages.
Pet therapy dogs help improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of everyone they meet. Studies show that pet therapy helps to:
Pet therapy lifts spirits and lessens depression or decreases anxiety. Overall pet therapy makes patients feel good and decreases feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation.
Pet therapy provides the elderly with hope, healing, & companionship. Utilizing pet therapy dogs increases social interactions as well as provides mental stimulation and self worth. Having a pet therapy visit reduces boredom & can help recover some memories in dementia patients when they think of their own past pets.
It doesn't get much better than kids and pets does it? In pet therapy, the child's focus is on the animal playing games, teaching new tricks while increasing their confidence and relaxation.
If there is a need, we will be there! Our therapy teams are certified to participate in outreach programs to public and private schools, adult day care centers, libraries, fairs, bus stops, funeral homes, physician offices, infusion centers, nursing homes and hospitals.
We are dog safety advocates and provide educational programs including dog bite safety programs.
We also assist with fund-raisers and community events for those in need, i.e. food drives, soup kitchens, coat drive, medical fund-raisers, etc.
We work with local animal shelters to help train dogs who are good candidates for pet therapy.
Your 2023 Annual Appeal gift will have a lasting impact by funding our community outreach programs. To keep bringing hope, love and comfort to those who really depend on us, Paws From The Heart needs your support and help. Our hope is that we will be able to keep meeting the needs of our community, however, we like many 501 C 3 nonprofit organizations struggle. We rely on your involvement and financial support. We are grateful for your belief in Paws From the Heart.
Donations can be made on our website
Pawsfromtheheartpettherapy.org and go to donations under PayPal.
As we near the completion of 2023, we want to thank you again and again for your continuing support of our organization. In closing we wish you and your family,
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.
Very truly yours,
Paws From The Heart Pet Therapy