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TheraPets of Indiana is a non-profit corporation formed to provide animal-assisted therapy and activities in hospitals, nursing homes, school and home settings.  Currently, TheraPets is most active with St. Vincent Hospital, in Indianapolis, where the dogs are on-call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  Visitations are done in a way that increases emotional well being, promotes healing and improves the quality of life for patients as well as the staff that cares for them. Our goals are to provide emotional, mental and physical support and comfort to people of all ages through animal-assisted therapy and interaction; promote the future study of, and research in animal-assisted therapy and activities; and educate the public through seminars, lectures and publications about the benefits of animal-assisted therapy.

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Katie Carroll

Location Fishers, Indiana
URL http://www.therapetsofindiana.org/index.asp
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Assisted living facilities
  4. Dog Breeds
  5. Dogs
  6. Emotional support
  7. Hospices
  8. Hospitals
  9. Human-animal bond
  10. Long-term care facilities
  11. Mammals
  12. Nursing homes
  13. Pet therapy
  14. Schools
  15. therapy animals
  16. volunteers