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Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more. Our teams volunteer their time and love sharing the comfort, healing and connection of the human animal bond. Our animals give unconditional love to people of all ages with physical, social, emotional, academic and cognitive needs. We depend upon the commitment of our volunteers and rely on the kindness of people like you so that we can continue this important service for our communities!
Along with specially trained and certified dogs, our volunteer literacy mentors implement the international R.E.A.D. program (Reading Education Assistance Dog) to help kids read better while having fun! The intent of the R.E.A.D. program is to have children read to the therapy animals. Research with therapy animals indicates that children with low self-esteem are often more willing to interact with an animal than another person and they are inclined to forget about their limitations.

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Katie Carroll

Location Jacksonville, Florida
URL http://pawsitivepets.org/
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Animal roles
  3. Assisted living facilities
  4. Children
  5. Dogs
  6. Hospices
  7. Hospitals
  8. Human-animal bond
  9. Libraries
  10. Long-term care facilities
  11. Mammals
  12. Nursing homes
  13. Pets and companion animals
  14. Reading assistance dogs
  15. Rehabilitation
  16. Schools
  17. therapy animals
  18. volunteers