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Stress level evaluation in a dog during animal-assisted therapy in pediatric surgery
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Contributor(s):: Clara Palestrini, Valeria Calcaterra, Simona Cannas, Zita Talamonti, Francesca Papotti, Debra Buttram, Gloria Pelizzo
Animal-assisted interventions are associated with positive effects on human psychological and physiological health. Although quality standards in animal-assisted interventions appear to be high, only few investigations have focused on potential welfare implications in therapy dogs. In the...
Perceptions of a hospital-based animal assisted intervention program: An exploratory study
Contributor(s):: Kathleen Abrahamson, Yun Cai, Elizabeth Richards, Krista Cline, Marguerite E. O'Haire
Animal-assisted interventions: A national survey of health and safety policies in hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations
Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Mueller, M. K., Freeman, L. M.
Miniature Donkeys for Wellbeing
We bring our gentle and friendly miniature donkeys to your community group, voluntary organisation, dementia group or special needs group. Basically, we visit anywhere where a mood boosting donkey visit would help people with their wellbeing. If you want our donkeys to come to a Wedding,...
To develop, promote and offer pet therapy programs and services that use dogs to help improve the health and quality of life of people of all ages and conditions.
Therapy Dogs of Boulder County
The TDBC is a group of like-minded people (and their dogs) gathered together to enhance and perform the wonderful services of therapy dog work for Boulder County, Colorado and surrounding areas.The TDBC is a website attempting to bring all therapy dog teams operating in Boulder County,...
Animal-assisted intervention in the ICU: a tool for humanization
| Contributor(s):: Megan M. Hosey, Janice Jaskluski, Stephen T. Wegener, Linda L. Chlan, Dale M. Needham
The combination of an aging population and advances in critical care medicine is resulting in a growing number of survivors of critical illness . Survivors’ descriptions of their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) are frequently filled with traumatic events, and include experiences...
Inland Empire Therapy Dogs
Inland Empire Therapy Dogs, Inc. is devoted to bringing the benefits of interacting with well-trained, friendly dogs to people in healthcare, education and community settings in the Inland Empire. Our services are covered by liability insurance and are always provided free of charge.
Furry Angels of Freehold
The "FURRY ANGELS" is a local chapter of BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL THERAPY DOGS that visit facilities in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and Burlington County. We provide "Read to a Dog" programs at schools and libraries, and we provide comfort to patients in hospitals,...
Mobile Minis is a 501c3, non-profit outreach serving the under-served in our community with our loving rescued and donated miniature horses! We visit assisted living facilities, hospices, schools, homes, memory care centers, churches, hospitals and more. ...
Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dogs
As a not-for-profit organization based in the Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dogs (POYC) is dedicated to visiting members of our society who are unable to own dogs themselves, and bring them the joys of high quality therapy dogs. Our volunteers visit...
KL Pony Therapy
K L Therapy providing a unique service in the UK – bringing pony magic to your home or event!Where People Come First. We will bring a smile to you with positive results with Pony Therapy.Katy started the business as she has a genuine interest in people young and old and pony’s...
Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy
Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy's mission is to enhance the well-being of those in need through the human-animal bond. The organization takes miniature horses and a seven year old french bulldog into hospice centers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and more!
Tri-State K-9 Response Team
Tri-State Canine Response Team is a non-profit organization, serving NJ, PA, and DE, which is dedicated to providing certified and trained handler/dog teams for Animal Assisted Activities, Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Crisis Response Teams to children, families, neighborhoods, and...
Furry Friends Therapy Dogs
Furry Friends Therapy Dogs, Inc. was founded by a group of like-minded persons who were involved in visits to several local care giving facilities. This venture, in time, evolved into an organization which, in addition to visiting various facilities, recruits and evaluates other...
Dog B.O.N.E.S Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts
Dog B.O.N.E.S.sm is an acronym for Dogs Building Opportunities for Nurturing and Emotional Support. Established in June 2002, our primary purpose is to provide well trained, affectionate, obedient, registered and insured therapy dog teams for visitation to nursing...
Merciful Minis is a group of women (and men) who love horses and want to share this love with other people. Our goal is to bring our therapy mini Falabella horses to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, veterans activities etc. in the south Cook County area around Homer Glen, IL.
PAWS Shelter of Central Texas' Canines Who Care Program
Do you know a group of people in need of some cuddly companionship? Meet our Canines Who Care! This wonderful team of dogs, and their handlers, are on a mission to make you smile. If you’re interested in having one of our Canines Who Care team members visit your organization or if you can...
Pets For Life
The purpose of Pets for Life, Inc. is to enhance the care and treatment of people in local hospitals, nursing homes, shelters for domestic violence, mental health programs, treatment centers for youth and corrections facilities through the use of certified therapy teams of pets and volunteers.
CancerDogs is a cancer screening service that uses specially trained dogs to detect the odor of all types of cancer present in a person’s exhaled breath. We developed an inexpensive and non-invasive breath sample kit that collects breath odor with a simple surgical mask that is worn for 10...