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  1. Animal-assisted intervention in the ICU: a tool for humanization

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, 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 [1]. Survivors’ descriptions of their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) are frequently filled with traumatic events, and include experiences...

  2. 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.

  3. 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,...

  4. Mobile Minis

    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.  ...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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!

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Merciful Minis

    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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. CancerDogs

    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...

  15. A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell

    Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...

  16. Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals

    | Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota

    The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...

  17. Evaluating Checklist Use in Companion Animal Wellness Visits in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital: A Preliminary Study

    | Contributor(s):: Michael T. Nappier, Virginia K. Corrigan, Lara E. Bartl-Wilson, Mark Freeman, Stephen Werre, Eric Tempel

    The number of companion animal wellness visits in private practice has been decreasing, and one important factor cited is the lack of effective communication between veterinarians and pet owners regarding the importance of preventive care. Checklists have been widely used in many fields and are...

  18. Institut Français de Zoothérapie

    | Contributor(s):: François Beiger

    Développer des formations professionnelles et Universitaires aux pratiques de la médiation animale en Europe, en Tunisie et au Canada. Théorie, pratique.Aborder la dimension professionnelle sur la médiation animale et tout ce qui s'y rapporte....

  19. Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers

    | Contributor(s):: Gyda D. Boyd

    Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is not readily used in the hospital setting. Research involving the Human‑Animal Bond (HAB) is well...

  20. Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations

    | Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.