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Pals for Life
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We are a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that brings pets to those who need them throughout the Delaware Valley. Our mission is to enable people to lead happier, healthier, more...
Visiting Pet Team of South Mississippi
| Organizations | 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!
Heartland Mini Hoofs
Heartland Mini Hoofs is a special type of animal assisted program that serves the needs of many Central Illinois residents. We love to meet new friends at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living...
Angel Paws is another avenue that is provided to help victims through their trauma. By presenting the therapy dogs, the victims may feel loved and not judged from their experience. By providing a...
Animals in Ohio long-term care facilities
| Reports | Contributor(s): Jason Stull, Tim Landers, Chelsea Fauver
There is strong evidence that animals provide many health benefits to residents living in a long-term care facility (Nursing Home). Although animals may provide benefits to this population, there...
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...
Nepean Therapy Dogs, Inc.
We bring trained therapy dogs to local hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Our therapy dogs help reduce anxiety, depression, stress and lighten up the mood with palliative care families. All...
Alliance of Therapy Dogs
e are a volunteer organization of dedicated therapy dog handlers and their dogs on a mission of sharing smiles and joy. ATD’s goal is to provide registration, support, and insurance for...
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...
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging...
Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, K., Sorensen, L. U., Videbech, P. B., Poulsen, P. H., Houbak, B., Damgaard, V., Keseler, I., Edwards, D., Christensen, J. W.
Previous studies suggest that contact with dogs can positively affect the wellbeing of elderly people in nursing homes, but there is a lack of research investigating the causal pathways of these...
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Thodberg, Karen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University,...
Effect of animal‐assisted interventions on depression, agitation and quality of life in nursing home residents suffering from cognitive impairment or dementia: A cluster randomized controlled trial
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Olsen, Christine, Pedersen, Ingeborg, Bergland, Astrid, Enders‐Slegers, Marie‐José, Patil, Grete, Ihlebæk, Camilla
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
John Wiley & Sons
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...
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...
Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses, Inc.
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...
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...
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...
Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley
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,...
Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults
| Theses | Contributor(s): Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan
Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress....