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PAWSitive Therapy Troupe

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The Pets for Vets/PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy program designed to share registered therapy dogs with patients and students in a variety of health care and educational settings.In May of 2014, six PAWSitiveTherapy Troupe teams were certified as HOPE AACR (Animal Assisted Crisis Response) teams.
HOPE AACR teams provide support and comfort to individuals affected by crises and disasters, from individual traumas to large-scale emergencies. They have comforted people after school shootings, hurricanes, fires, transportation accidents, the loss of first responders and more.


Katie Carroll

Location Downers Grove, Illinois
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Assisted living facilities
  4. Crisis response
  5. Dogs
  6. Hospices
  7. Hospitals
  8. Human-animal bond
  9. Libraries
  10. Long-term care facilities
  11. Mammals
  12. Nursing homes
  13. Schools
  14. therapy animals
  15. volunteers