Effects of dogs' visits to a public exhibition
| Contributor(s):: Vanda Marnoto, Gonçalo G. Pereira, Sara Fragoso, Ana Faria, Sandra Soares, Florbela Elias, Rita Santos, Márcia Silva, Sónia Saraiva, Ana Santos, Leonor Galhardo
Outdoor activities with dogs are known to be physically and mentally beneficial to them and their owners, but less is known about their circulation in public spaces. This study aimed to understand the effects of dog-owner dyad’s visits to an interactive exhibition on the...
Dogs Can't Cure Cancer
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
What a new study found about the effects of dog visitations on cancer patients.
When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?
| Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.
The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore the psychological experiences of college students interacting with therapy dogs on their campus. The intervention examined is called an Animal Visitation Program (AVP). AVPs are offered on college campuses across the U.S. for...
Characteristics of Student– Dog Interaction during a Meet-and-Greet Activity in a University-Based Animal Visitation Program
| Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Kuzara, Stephanie, Gee, Nancy R.
The use of university-based Animal Visitation Programs (AVPs)—programs aimed at reducing student stress through human–animal interaction (HAI)—has increased. Implementation has expanded despite our limited understanding about program effects on student and animal wellbeing. Moreover, little is...
Exploring the Handler-Dog Connection within a University-Based Animal-Assisted Activity
| Contributor(s):: Kuzara, S., Pendry, P., Gee, N. R.
"Koira tuo jotenkin niinkun läsnäolollaan rohkeutta siihen puhumiseen ja olemiseen" : Alakouluikäisten kokemuksia koira-avusteisuudesta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä
| Contributor(s):: Tanja Pitkänen
Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinavusteisuutta alakouluikäisten oppilaiden näkökulmasta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä. Tutkimus toteutettiin haastattelemalla kuutta alakouluikäistä oppilasta, joiden kanssa...
Okanagan dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support : comparing group and individual conditions
| Contributor(s):: Lindsay Burton
Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to address this underutilization. Dogs impact SS in two ways according to the Social Support Theory, as an...
Pals for Life
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that brings pets to those who need them throughout the Delaware Valley. Our mission is to enable people to lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives through interaction with companion animals.We provide Pet Visitation...
Therapeutic effects of dog visits in nursing homes for the elderly
| Contributor(s):: Thodberg, Karen, Sørensen, Lisbeth Uhrskov, Christensen, Janne Winther, Poulsen, Pia Haun, Houbak, Birthe, Damgaard, Vibeke, Keseler, Ingrid, Edwards, David, Videbech, Poul B.
BackgroundPrevious studies have suggested that visiting dogs can have positive effects on elderly people in nursing homes. We wanted to study the effects of biweekly dog visits on sleep patterns and the psychiatric well‐being of elderly people.MethodsA total of 100 residents (median age: 85.5...
Canine Concern helps the sick, lonely and elderly by providing visiting dogs to homes and hospitals.Canine Concern volunteers visit care home residents and hospital patients for about an hour each week or fortnight, on a regular basis, so that a good rapport is beginning to be established after...
Prevalence of zoonotic agents in dogs visiting hospitalized people in Ontario: implications for infection control
| Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Waltner-Toews, D., Peregrine, A. S., Reid-Smith, R., Hodge, L., Arroyo, L. G., Weese, J. S.
The Sam Simon Foundation
The Sam Simon Foundation, located on the California coast, offers a wide variety of services including assistance dogs, career change dogs, pet visitations, and dog adoptions. They also have a Mobile Veterinary Clinic that provides services for pets such as spaying, neutering, and...
At Animals 2U our mission is to provide a unique, fun, educational and engaging animal experience in a supervised, supportive, and caring environment. All of our animals are friendly and have been hand raised at our farm. Our mobile animal farm is suitable for all occasions and all ages, offering...
Northwest Montana Pet Partners
Northwest Montana Pet Partners conducts dog visitation programs through Pet Partners. The organization is licensed to evaluate and certify dogs (and cats) and their handlers.
Therapy Tails Ontario
Therapy Tails Ontario was founded to improve the lives of physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially disadvantaged individuals through regular visitations and therapeutic relief programs. Working closely with caseworkers, coordinators, teachers, caregivers, and parents our teams integrate...
Therapy Pets Unlimited
Therapy Pets Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit (status pending) therapy pet organization founded in 2014.Easing grief, stress, and loneliness through friendly pet visits.
Caring Canines Visiting Therapy Dogs, Inc.
Caring Canines is an all-volunteer group of owners and their registered therapy dogs. All visits are offered free of charge as a community service. The main visitation program consists of scheduled group visits with an average of 4 to 6 dogs at assisted living facilities, nursing homes,...
Therapy Dogs of Vermont
Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) is a non-profit organization of highly-trained dogs and their volunteer handlers. Our handler/canine teams work on the emotional health of hospital patients, students in educational settings, residents of nursing/retirement homes, and correctional facilities. Our...
Located in Sonoma, California, we take any number of our 70 animals to nursing homes, hospitals, retirement communities, senior citizen centers, and various other events throughout the Bay area.Many of our animals have been rescued from neglect and abuse, or were scheduled to be euthanized....
Pets on Wheels of Scottsdale
Pets on Wheels of Scottsdale, Inc. (POW) is a pet-visitation therapy program serving some 22 health care centers in Scottsdale, Arizona. From 80 to 100 volunteers visit the elderly and/or infirm for an hour each week, with their pets (mostly dogs and a few laid-back cats). The program is all...