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  1. Visiting Hooves

    Visiting Hooves wasfounded in 2015.Victoria L. Smithis Founder and President Each miniature horse or bunny has2  million dollar liability insurance and a health certificate from a veterinarian. Each miniature horse in the program has been...

  2. 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...

  3. Dog B.O.N.E.S Therapy Dogs of Massachusetts

    Dog 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...

  4. Caring K9s Maui

    Caring K9s Therapy Dogs, Maui exists to improve the quality of life for people on Maui through therapy dog visits (both comfort visits and specific animal-assisted therapy), Reading Education Assistance Dogs® programs for children and animal care education.The founder of Caring K9s...

  5. Community Canines for Companionship & Care

    We have always been nuts about dogs. We carry pictures of our dogs in our wallets, right alongside the photos of our children. We always have stories about the latest things they've done that are just so adorable. We met through our mutual love of dogs and decided to establish a...

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. Canine emotions and the bond between humans and dogs

    Contributor(s):: Robert J. Franklin Jr.

    I explore how the findings reviewed by Kujala (2017) influence our understanding of the human-dog bond. The special social cognitive abilities of dogs may be unique among animal species, probably influenced by the circumstances surrounding canine domestication. The bond has influenced animal...

  10. The Effectiveness of Using Therapeutic Dog Program on the Elderly with Dementia in Nursing Homes of Taiwan

    Contributor(s):: Ming-Lee Yeh

    Purpose: This research was to develop and to evaluate a canine animal assisted therapy program in Taiwan.Methods: Based on the concept of animal assisted therapy (AAT), this program included two stages. Based on a quasi-experimental research design, 58 elder residents with dementia in nursing...

  11. Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton

    Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...

  12. Sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande

    Contributor(s):: Emma Gäddnäs

    Denna studie undersöker sällskapsdjurens betydelse för de äldres välbefinnande. Syftet med studien är att diskutera vad sällskapsdjur betyder för de äldres välbefinnande och vad djur kan betyda för de äldre som bor på...

  13. Behavioral responses of nursing home residents to visits from a person with a dog, a robot seal or a toy cat

    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 effects. One such pathway may relate to the behavioral responses of the elderly when interacting with...

  14. The Role of Veterinary Education in Safety Policies for Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

    Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Siebens, H. C., Freeman, L. M.

  15. Djurens inverkan på den äldre människans välbefinnande

    Contributor(s):: Alexsina Gustafsson

    Detta examensarbete var ett beställningsarbete av Lovisa stad. Syftet med arbetet var att ta reda på hur djuren påverkar den äldre människans välbefinnande. Frågeställningarna var två stycken och de löd; 1. Hur påverkar djuren den...

  16. A Systematic Assessment of Stress and Attention via short-term Canine Association: Differences Between Cognitive Functioning, Performance and Subjective Experience

    Contributor(s):: Kristin Marie Finkbeiner

    Humans have coexisted with animals since the beginning, with their relationship evolving over time from one that was predatory-based (i.e. eat or be eaten), to fascination, to domestication, to integration into modern day society as pets or pests (Serpell, 1995). Many people recognize that...

  17. Pals for Life

    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 fulfilling lives through interaction with companion animals.We provide Pet Visitation...

  18. 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!

  19. 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 Facilities, Alzheimer's Units, Schools and other wonderful places.  Our handlers bring two or...

  20. Angel Paws

    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 therapy dog in the court setting, it may alleviate the anxiety and fear by the witness and help them...