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.