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  1. Caring Paws

    Organizations

    Caring Paws is a non-profit, tax exempt (501(c)(3), volunteer organization, who along with our registered Pet Partners animals (dogs, cats, pocket pets, etc.) serve the Greater Lafayette, Indiana area.  We provide animal assisted interactions to a wide variety of groups.Some of the groups...

  2. Careing Paws

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    CAREing Paws, Inc. is a local group of registered therapy teams in Georgia that conduct visits in places such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and schools. We are a network of compassionate individuals who are willing to share our special animals in order to bring joy and happiness to others.

  3. Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center (GVEALC)

    Organizations

    GVEALC's mission is to provide opportunities with horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing.  Our population includes children, adults of all abilities, as well as veterans, law enforcement officers, victims and those in need of powerful healing.  We operate the horse...

  4. Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses, Inc.

    Organizations

    Our mission is to bring smiles to everyone by sharing the love from our little horses with big hearts. Our little horses have been effective in helping people who are withdrawn to open up and become interactive. We provide education during our visits to share the knowledge we have about...

  5. H.O.O.V.E.S.

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    HOOVES was originally started in 2009 after founder Amanda Thompson found her personal healing through horses. Starting with just one veteran, she realized that what she had discovered was powerful beyond words.  In 2011 HOOVES became an official 501(c)(3) Non-profit. ‚ÄčThe mission of...

  6. Horses of Hope Oregon

    Organizations

    The former Adaptive Riding Institute has been re-named Horses of Hope, to show the welcoming spirit that resonates within our stable, and our community of clients, volunteers, staff, board of directors, donors, and sponsors.  We wish to give credit where it is due – to our incredible...

  7. Kindly Canines

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    Kindly Canines was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way. 

  8. Odessa Dolphin Therapy

    Organizations

    Odessa Entertaining and Health Complex “Nemo” provides a dolphin-assisted therapy for your child all year round.Dolphin-assisted therapy is recognized all around the world as non-specific method to boost protection strength of the body in different age, no matter do people suffer...

  9. Paws of Love Therapy Dogs

    Organizations

    The program was established to provide comfort, company and assistance for those in healthcare and education facilities throughout the community.  We believe that life is more precious when trust, unconditional love and respect exist as the primary bond between animals and people.Seeing...

  10. Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley

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    Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers and their pets who perform animal assisted activities with patients in nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, schools, social service agencies, special-needs programs, acute care facilities, and other...

  11. Healing Hearts Ranch

    Organizations

    Healing Hearts Ranch, Inc. is nestled in the heart of America outside the city of Great Bend, KS. Our purpose is to offer the best equine therapy program available to children & families who face emotional and behavioral challenges. In addition, the ranch is home to an established Cowboy...

  12. The role of assistance dogs in society

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman

    Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, service dogs and dual purpose dogs. The...

  13. Apache's Angels

    Organizations

    Apache’s Angels Foundation (AAF) is a Christian charitable non-profit organization established to promote and support the accessibility and awareness of equine-assisted therapy programs through education, fundraising and scholarships.

  14. The Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm

    Organizations

    The Equestrian Therapy Program has been touching lives in our twelve-county area for over 30 years. Our non-profit charitable corporation, established in 1982, is a Premier Center accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Our Instructors...

  15. Big Stride Therapy

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    Big Stride Therapy specializes in providing occupational therapy for special children using the movement of the horse and equestrian activities during our occupational therapy sessions.  Using hand chosen therapy horses, dedicated volunteers, and the loving support of families, we achieve...

  16. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 39 (Winter 2017)

    Pamphlets

    Contents:President's Message, p 1Can Animal Interaction Help, p 2Julie Squires, p 3NAVC 2017 Schedule & Speaker Bios, p 4

  17. Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients

    Theses | Contributor(s): Angela Joy Felker

    This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who received an interactive pet therapy session would have lower blood pressure and heart rate prior to and...

  18. The history and training of the therapy dog for school personnel

    Theses | Contributor(s): Carmen Wille, Sue Montgomery

    Since the time dogs were first domesticated, they have played an important role in providing companionship and comfort. It was a natural extension of this human animal bond to use dogs to provide this same comfort to others as what is now know as dog-assisted therapy. This project reviews the...

  19. Equine therapy as a therapeutic resource: electromyographic analysis of the rectus abdominis and paravertebral muscles during mounts

    Theses | Contributor(s): Deisire Eckert

    Animal assisted therapy (TAA) is a practice with specific criteria where the animal is the main part of the treatment, aiming to promote the social, emotional, physical and / or cognitive improvement of patients. It assumes that the love and friendship that can arise between humans and animals...

  20. Animal-assisted interventions: an integral piece of the collaborative treatment plan

    Theses | Contributor(s): Maureen Renee Faiola

    This qualitative study was designed using a combination of research methods to explore the benefits of using animal-assisted therapy with vulnerable populations. An analysis of the literature revealed that animal-assisted therapy is a long-standing method of treatment but there is limited...