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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. Standards for the academic veterinary medical library

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Anne Murphy, Martha A. Bedard, Jill Crawley-Low, Diane Fagen, Jean-Paul Jetté

    The Standards Committee of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section was appointed in May 2000 and charged to create standards for the ideal academic veterinary medical library, written from the perspective of veterinary medical librarians. The resulting Standards for the Academic Veterinary...

  5. Therapy cat in the library media center

    Contributor(s):: Anna L. Talbot

    This research project is a review of literature about utilizing a therapy animal, specifically a therapy cat, within a school library. Since the options of hypoallergenic cats are now available, they can be used in schools to reduce worries about cat allergies. The strengths of using this...

  6. Human-animal interactions of community dogs in Campo Largo, Brazil: a descriptive study

    Contributor(s):: Kwok, Y. K. E., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Sprea, G., Molento, C. F. M.

    Free-roaming, ownerless dogs comprise a considerable portion of Brazil's dog population. To address societal concerns for animal welfare, the Brazilian town of Campo Largo established the "community dog program," where free-roaming dogs are cared for by self-appointed community members, known as...

  7. Behavioral ecology of captive species: using bibliographic information to assess pet suitability of mammal species

    Contributor(s):: Koene, P., Mol, R. M. de, Ipema, B.

    Which mammal species are suitable to be kept as pet? For answering this question many factors have to be considered. Animals have many adaptations to their natural environment in which they have evolved that may cause adaptation problems and/or risks in captivity. Problems may be visible in...

  8. More than just Rodent Control: A Transdisciplinary Study on Library Cats and their Impact on the Library as Third Place

    Contributor(s):: Silvana Lotz

    Introduction. The traditional purpose of library cats has been to keep rodents away. Today most resident library cats can be found in the United States where they even seem to serve other purposes. The aim of this study is to analyze how library cats affect the library’s role as third...

  9. "Nu kommer hunden!": Aktionsforskning om barn som läser för hundar med syfte att utveckla lässtunderna på svenska bibliotek

    Contributor(s):: Elina Garp

    This master´s thesis in Library and Information Science examines the experiences of children who read to a dog. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the interactions between the librarian, the readingdog-handler, the child-ren and the dogs and what the benefits from the interactions...

  10. Michael's Angel Paws

    Welcome to the Michael's Angel Paws Family! Established in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael’s Angel Paws incorporated for charitable purposes in Helping Others Pawsitively Every Day (HOPE) through our Service Dog program, Therapy Dog program, and our Community Dog...

  11. Visiting Pet Team of South Mississippi

    Contributor(s):: Mason N McLary

    Our caring volunteers and their sweet dogs spread love and sunshine in hospitals, nursing centers, assistant living centers and libraries!

  12. Canine Comfort Pet Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Melanie Sadek

    The relationship between pets and people has immeasurable value on our emotional and physical health. Through Canine Comfort Pet Therapy, Valley Humane Society brings animals to places other pets can’t go, sharing the unconditional love that pets offer and creating opportunities for people...

  13. Jesse's Fund for Therapy Dogs, Inc

    Jesse’s Fund for Therapy Dogs, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3), was started in April 2015 to ensure therapy dogs are able to continue their service within the community. Therapy dogs currently conduct hundreds of visits annually at nursing homes, schools, libraries, assisted living centers,...

  14. Mini Therapy Horses

    It is hard to describe the effect that these visits have on all the people who interact with our horses. It is easy to say that these horses are fun and cute—they are so much more than that. People’s hearts are warmed and final wishes are fulfilled, children and their parents are...

  15. Flames to Hope

    Flames to Hope, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Noble, Oklahoma dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love and laughter to people of all ages and abilities. All our minis are rescued or adopted due to extenuating circumstances, rehabilitated and trained for miniature...

  16. Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid – A Literature Review

    Contributor(s):: Robyn Lawes

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. Today, the American Humane Association postulates that the...

  17. Caring Paws

    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...

  18. Careing Paws

    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.

  19. Kindly Canines

    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. 

  20. Paws of Love Therapy Dogs

    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...