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  1. Sunshine on a Leash

    Sunshine on a Leash is an informal group of dedicated registered therapy dog teams. They visit a wide variety of local facilities including hospitals, cancer centers, Assisted Living facilities, school finals programs, reading programs and Juvenile Court. Visits are both on our own or as a group.

  2. Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association

    The members of mvPTa provide Animal Assisted Therapy services to individuals in many facilities throughout the Greater Miami Valley area. There are over 125 active pet therapy teams in the mvPTa. Teams are typically made up of a pet and their owner, (dogs, rabbits, cats, and hand-held pets)....

  3. Natural Dog Training Provides New Ways To Understand And Manage Stresses Of Canine Assisted Work

    | Contributor(s):: Jean Marie Thompson, Kevin Behan

    Limiting dis-stress experienced by assisted therapy, crisis response, and combat comfort dogs is a concern of handlers, organizations, and researchers. Dogs communicate feelings via body language especially muzzle expressions and physical behaviors that people and other animals recognize....

  4. Canines and Childhood Cancer: The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients, Families and Therapy Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris

    For many people, animals take center stage in their daily lives, offering companionship, comfort, joy and for some, even kinship. Increasingly, greater attention has been given to the roles that animals can play in supporting the health and emotional well-being of people in need, specifically...

  5. 4Paws

    4Paws volunteer teams visit residential care facilities, hospitals, classrooms, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater North Bay area of San Francisco. There they share their canine companions with anyone needing comfort or a loving nudge of the nose.4Paws offers classes to the...

  6. Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club

    The Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club is a volunteer organization providing a wide variety of canine assisted therapy programs and services in the communities of Kendall, Kane and DuPage counties in Illinois since 2002. Over 70 members strong, our dedicated and motivated volunteers provide a unique...

  7. Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley

    Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501c(3)organization based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The mission is to assistdog/handler teams in making therapeutic visits to facilities within thecommunity by providing:Information on where to obtain training,...

  8. Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Pediatric Oncology Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris

    Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three U.S. children’s hospitals to gain the perspectives of staff, parents of pediatric oncology patients, adolescent cancer survivors, and therapy dog handlers regarding the role of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunctive intervention for...

  9. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national therapy dog registry with 14,000+ members in the US, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Territories and Canada. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration, support, and insurance for members who are involved in volunteer animal assisted activities. These activities...

  10. WAGS Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc.

    WAGS (Wonderful Animals Giving Support) Pet Therapy of Kentucky, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in Louisville since 1999. WAGS members believe in the special – often healing – bond between people and animals. The mission of WAGS is to bring people and pets together for...

  11. Furever As Friends Inc.

    FURever As Friends is devoted to facilitating compassionate interactive visits between loving certified therapy pets and individuals of all ages in order to foster healing and valuable life affirming moments that enhance the quality of life and promote SMILEs.

  12. Therapy Pets Serving Mini Cassia Inc.

    Therapy Pets Serving Mini-Cassia is a local group of volunteers that are registered either through the Pet Partners or by Therapy Dogs Inc. We are working together to serve the Mini-Cassia area. We are currently visiting nine local facilities. If you have passed your evaluation with your pet and...

  13. MO-KAN Pet Partners

    Mo-Kan Pet Partners is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of Pet Partners (formerly Delta Society), an international organization designed to provide resources for teams working in animal–assisted activities and animal assisted therapy as well as service dog trainers. We are made up...

  14. Therapet Animal Assisted Therapy

    Therapet currently has 80+ dogs, casts and a cockatoo working in the East Texas program and has helped establish programs in many states including Montana, Hawaii, New York, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona, Virginia and Louisiana.Therapet Foundation establishes goal oriented therapy programs with...

  15. Comfort Creatures

    Comfort Creatures of North Mississippi is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian volunteer group dedicated to serving people in our area by providing Animal Assisted Activities & Therapies (AAA/T) to those in need at local nursing homes, hospitals, schools, mental health centers, and other...

  16. Visiting Pet Program

    Originally created in 1987, the Visiting Pet Program became an independent 501 C(3) non-profit organization in May 2000. They are the only animal assisted activity/therapy program in the Greater New Orleans Area.

  17. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report

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    Since December 2011, the Pfizer Foundationand Zoetis have sponsored AmericanHumane Association (AHA) in developingand executing an innovative research study –the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC)Study – to investigate the impact of animalassistedtherapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their...

  18. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report Executive Summary

    Full-text: Available

    Since December 2011, Zoetis and the PfizerFoundation have sponsored American HumaneAssociation in developing and executing the Caninesand Childhood Cancer (CCC) Study to investigate theeffects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their families, and the therapy dogs who...

  19. Healing Heart Therapy Dogs

    Hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers are sometimes frightening and lonely places for patients and residents. Healing Heart Therapy Dogs recognizes that interactions with specially trained animals help to transform a life of discouragement, fear, and sadness into one of happiness,...

  20. Canine Friends Pet Therapy

    Canine Friends Pet Therapy is a New Zealand-wide network of people who share their friendly well behaved dogs with other people patients in hospitals and residents in rest homes and hospices.Pet therapy usually helps people in care who may be feeling isolated with a furry head laid on a knee, the...