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  1. The PawZone

    Here at the PawZone we are actively involved in all forms of dog activities including therapy work, search and rescue, obedience training, carting and just plain enjoying our dogs.We hold private and group classes for pet owners, but are most passionate about training dogs through the Missouri...

  2. Therapiehunde Schweiz VTHS

    The association ‘Therapiehunde Schweiz VTHS’ is an organisation for the promotion of animal-assisted therapy. The association was registered in 1994 as a non-profit, charitable organisation and is a member of IAHAIO (International Association of Human Animal Inter-Organisations). The...

  3. Caregiver Canines

    Caregiver Canines was started in 2009 as one of the free services provided by Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey to homebound senior citizens in Ocean County.We bring joy and companionship to the elderly, home-bound, and those with dementia by providing them with therapy dog visits. A...

  4. Paws Across Texas

    PAWS ACROSS TEXAS, INC. (PAT ) is a nonprofit, incorporated, charitable organization 501 (c) (3) 509 (a) (1) 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi) based in Fort Worth, Texas. Its purpose is to provide diversified therapy programs using trained volunteers (representatives) and their privately owned companion...

  5. Doug the Pug – A Working Dog's Tale by Cate Archer

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    Contributor(s):: Cate Archer

    Press Release for Doug the Pug“Doug the Pug – A Working Dog’s Tale” is by Cate Archer – 5m Publishing.Doug the Pug is a wonderfully sweet natured little dog.  As a Therapy Dog, he enjoys each and every one of his working days generously sharing warmth and...

  6. The Effect of the presence of a pet animal on the socialization behavior of withdrawn hospitalized persons with a psychiatric diagnosis

    Contributor(s):: Barbara P. Olchowy

    In recent years increased attention has been given to the special benefits that animals provide to the medically ill, the emotionally disturbed, the elderly, the physically impaired and the normal healthy person.  The effect of the presence of animal companionship has been associated with...

  7. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy at a Long Term Care Facility

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Kendziorski, Carol Treacy

    This thesis is a qualitative study on how resident pets impacted the lives of residents in a nursing home. Through the hermeneutic process, ten participants were interviewed to determine their relationships with the animals. Five common themes emerged from this study; (a) the participants enjoyed...

  8. An Overview of Animal Facilitated Therapy

    Contributor(s):: K.l. Boucher, L.A. Will

    An 81 year old woman sat in her wheelchair in front of a window at a nursing home surrounded by her family whom she no longer recognized. She had been in the home for two years, her mental and physical health steadily deteriorating. She spoke a language all her own, no longer could anyone...

  9. Animals Serving the Handicapped

    Contributor(s):: Joyce M. Hagebock, George W. Beran

    Mankind for centuries has been hiding or ignoring the less than perfect examples of its own species. Society has recently recognized this problem by undertaking goals to mainstream into daily life those people with special needs. This is evident by the appropriation of tax monies and public funds...

  10. Animal Facilitated Therapy for the Young and Elderly

    Contributor(s):: Marsha A. Whited, George R. Beran

    Historically, animals have played many roles to improve the well-being of people through companionship, work, sport, and food. Currently, the trend has been to use animals therapeutically to improve the physical and emotional health of people. There are a variety of terms defining this type of...

  11. Pet Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)

    The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County. 

  12. Does the Addition of Animal-Assisted Therapy as an Adjunct Therapy Improve the Morbidity and Mortality of Hospitalized Patients?

    Contributor(s):: Ryan Hamm

    Background: Animals have been associated with humans for thousands of years and have fulfilled numerous roles. The use of animals as an adjunct therapy is not a new concept has been shown to have numerous positive effects including improved hemodynamic measures, decreased pain, and an improved...

  13. Burrowing Deeper: What Rabbit-Assisted Activities Mean to Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: Natalie Pitheckoff

    Using animal-assisted activities as a recreational program for older adults has long been practiced. Despite its utilization, there is limited research on this topic and no research has exclusively focused on rabbits. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to explore the meaning and experience...

  14. Pet Pals Therapy

    Pet Pals Therapy are specialists in providing animal therapy to the elderly and adults with learning disabilities. A Pet Pals Therapy session provides service users with a low energy, relaxation based activity programme. Visiting once a month, Pet Pals Therapy provides an hour session using a...

  15. Paws & Co.

    Paws & Co. is a unique professional service designed to offer creative healthcare solutions in partnership with certified therapy animals.  Services are based on Standards of Practice for animal-assisted therapy and designed to meet your individual or organizational needs.  Paws...

  16. Faithful Friends AAT

    Faithful Friends AAT is a group of volunteers who have a common desire to spread joy and happiness to those who are in difficult situations by visiting them with their pets. Many doctors and therapists are discovering the difference it makes in people's lives when they are involved with a...

  17. Ottawa Therapy Dogs

    Ottawa Therapy Dogs is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy throughout the National Capital Region. Each year, more than 1,000 people benefit from our therapy dog programs and services. Therapy dogs  work with a handler to provide programs...

  18. SWLA Humane Society Dr. Dogs Pet Therapy

    Our therapy dogs have wonderful temperaments that provide comfort & affection to people in stressful situations.  The therapy dog group volunteers at retirement & nursing homes, hospitals, McNeese State University, Calcasieu Parish schools, counseling centers & various community...

  19. The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer's Patients

    There are approximately 5.3 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more with some other form of dementia. New advancements are being made every year in the medical field to treat these conditions medically, but there are also studies behind a new form of...

  20. Dogs Helping Humans Heal: Moschell Coffey at TEDxUMassAmherst

    Contributor(s):: Moschell Coffey

     Moschell Coffey speaks about the relationship between dogs and humans and the ways that dogs and humans can improve each other's health and well-being. She discusses therapy animals, the types of facilities they visit, and the people they help.