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  1. 10 Considerations for Adding the Courts to Your Facility

    A growing number of jurisdictions across the country are including the use of trained and registeredanimals – such as therapy and “facility” dogs – to offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims. TheNational District Attorneys Association assembled as task force in 2012 to offer recommended...

  2. Handler beliefs affect scent detection dog outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Lit, Lisa, Schweitzer, Julie B., Oberbauer, Anita M.

  3. 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,...

  4. Homelessness and companion animals: More than just a pet?

    | Contributor(s):: Slatter, Jessica, Lloyd, Chris, King, Robert

    Purpose: Research identifies the value of animal companionship for people of various ages and with physical and mental health diagnoses. However, there is limited research into the value of animal companionship for the homeless population.Method: This exploratory study aimed to investigate the...

  5. K9s 4 Mobility, Inc.

    K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. was founded in March 2012, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training and placement of assistance dogs for people with disabilities. We are proud to announce that in August, K9s 4 Mobility, Inc. received 501c3 non-profit status. Our future plans include...

  6. Loving Animals Providing Smiles (LAPS)

    Loving Animals Providing Smiles (LAPS) is an all-volunteer organization of well-trained, registered animal-assisted therapy teams. Each team is made up of one handler with one animal. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our clients and improve their overall well being. What makes LAPS different...

  7. 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)....

  8. Mobility of a guide dog team in Singapore: A case study

    | Contributor(s):: Bohan, Danial Bin, James, Chan Tuck Wah

  9. Paws Up, Inc.

    Paws Up, Inc. is a Pet Partners® Community Partner providing Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activities to our community.We currently have approximately 50 teams of handlers and dogs (Registered Pet Partners ® Teams )Paws Up currently visits the following Corpus Christi,...

  10. Summit Therapy Animals

    Summit Therapy Animals is an organization whose volunteers enrich the lives of others through the powerful human-animal bond. We promote and provide animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activities in a variety of settings throughout the Colorado Summit. We utilize the therapeutic nature of...

  11. 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...

  12. Understanding Guide Dog Team Interactions: Design Opportunities to Support Work and Play

    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina Hauser, Ron Wakkary, Carman Neustaedter

    The visually impaired have been a longstanding and wellrecognized user group addressed in the field of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI). Recently, the study of sighted dog owners and their pets has gained interest in HCI. Despite this, there is a noticeable gap in the field with regards to...

  13. 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...