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  1. Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanna Lauriente, Drayden A.D. Kopp

    University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....

  2. An Exploration of the Benefits of Animal-Assisted Activities in Undergraduate Students in Singapore

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    | Contributor(s):: Jolene Muckle, Nicola Lasikiewicz

    The rise in psychological problems, attrition and suicide rates of university students has been linked to the stressful challenges faced during university life. To buffer this, Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) may assist in improving psychological and physiological well-being in students,...

  3. So You Have A Dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig

      So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs.  No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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.

  6. 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,...

  7. Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa

    Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa is a not for profit 501c3  organization that is dedicated to providing the experience of a lifetime to people with and without disabilities. In our programs, we offer equine assistance to encourage the development of cognitive and motor skills.  Along...

  8. 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.  ...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Nor'Wester Therapy Dogs

    Canine Assisted Learning Program uses registered therapy dogs to enhance the educational environment so that children are motivated to work on a wide range of academic skills. In addition, our therapy dog teams support specialized classrooms such as multiple disabilities, life skills,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. The effect of therapy dogs on children in a learning environment

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Ann Sheckler, Roberta DiHoff (adviser)

    Having a dog in school can seem exciting for many students, but can these furry companions actually help students attain higher levels of academic success? The benefits of therapy dogs in an educational setting can be seen in many research studies. Dogs in the classroom can be used to calm...

  16. Humane education: the effects of animals in the classroom on children's empathy in Japanese elementary schools

    | Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)

    Although humane education, promoting children's kindness toward animals, has been evaluated as a factor influencing children's kindness toward humans later in their life, the effect of a classroom pet hasn't been well studied. The current study investigated the influence of...

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES: Effects of Animals on Positive Emotional Display in Children in Inclusion Classrooms

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn, Gayatri Mazgaonkar

    Animals are commonly present in classrooms and may be an important tool in enhancing children’s experiences, especially in inclusion classrooms that provide integrative learning for both typically developing children and children with special needs. The purpose of this study was to...

  20. Human–Animal Interaction Research in School Settings: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

    | Contributor(s):: Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Peggy McCardle

    The involvement of animals is almost commonplace in many schools, although actual data documenting the extent and nature of human–animal interaction (HAI) in these settings are sparse. We provide an overview of the existing research and argue that the inclusion of animals in classroom...