Healing Hearts Ranch is home to HeartStrides, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. The mission of HeartStrides is to integrate the principles of horsemanship with research based learning during interactive experiences with horses, which will improve the well-being of individuals, families,...
Animals as Natural Therapy
Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers healing programs for at-risk youth & veterans based on the knowledge that animals can teach humans important life skills, such as: respect for self and others, boundaries, self-management, and clear communication. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, ANT operates...
Alatheia Riding Center
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Alatheia Therapeutic Riding Center was founded in 2011 by Glenn and Nancy Grette. In June of that year the center opened its doors to 12 riders with special needs using three amazing fjord horses and about 25 enthusiastic volunteers. Many of those original participants still ride and volunteer...
Equest Special Riders Inc.
Equest Special Riders Inc. is a non-profit organization of trained volunteers who provide therapeutic-recreational horseback riding and instruction for persons left physically or mentally dysfunctional through irregularites of birth, high fevers, disease or trauma from an...
Blue Mountain Therapeutic Riding
Blue Mountain Therapeutic Riding is a non profit corporation that is serving the the Walla Walla, WA and Milton Freewater, OR and surrounding areas. We use equine-assisted activities and therapies to make a difference for people in the community with disabilities. Equine...
Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
| Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
Testing systems of avian perch deterrents on electric power distribution poles in sage-brush habitat
| Contributor(s):: Dwyer, James F., Doloughan, Kerrin W.
Large dog relinquishment to two municipal facilities in New York City and Washington, D.C.: identifying targets for intervention
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Drain, N., Dolan, E., Scarlett, J. M., Zawistowski, S. L.
While the overall trend in euthanasia has been decreasing nationally, large dogs are at a higher risk of euthanasia than other sized dogs in most animal shelters in the United States. We hypothesized one way to increase the lives saved with respect to these large dogs is to keep them home when...
Ethics and Wolf Management: Attitudes Toward and Tolerance of Wolves in Washington State
| Contributor(s):: Julie Callahan
Approximately seventy-five years after extirpation from Washington State, gray wolves (Canis lupus) returned. As of December 2012, eight packs had arrived from adjacent states and provinces. Delisted from the Federal Endangered Species List in the eastern one-third of Washington, state wildlife...
Trajectories of Positive and Negative Behavior during Participation in Equine Facilitated Learning Program for Horse-Novice Youth
| Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Roeter, Stephanie, Smith, Annelise, Jacobson, Sue, Erdman, Phyllis
To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to...
Assessing attitudes towards animal assisted therapy among students and faculty in American Psychological Association accredited programs
| Contributor(s):: Thew, K., Marco, L., Erdman, P., Caro, B. I.
Research on animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is rapidly growing. However, there is little research on the attitudes and knowledge held by helping professionals regarding its practice, benefits, and limitations. The authors aim to understand how students and faculty members in the clinical and...
The effects of group and individual animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in residents of long-term care facilities
| Contributor(s):: Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to reduce the loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In this study, we determined the relative contribution of socialization (human-human bonding) and human-animal bonding as mechanisms by which AAT reduces loneliness. Residents...
Animal Trouble and Urban Anxiety: Human–Animal Interaction in Post–Earth Day Seattle
| Contributor(s):: Sanders, Jeffrey C.
Big-Hitch Wheat Farming In Eastern Washington: A Personal Account
| Contributor(s):: Whitley, Edward C.
Life & Death At The Tacoma Narrows
| Contributor(s):: Hobbs, Richard S.
Pets in prison: a new partnership. I. Purdy treatment center for women, Gig Harbor, Washington
| Contributor(s):: Hines, L. M.
The effects of visitor density and intensity on the behavior of two captive jaguars ( Panthera onca )
| Contributor(s):: Sellinger, R. L., Ha, J. C.
Several researchers have reported significant effects of visitor density and intensity on captive animal behavior. This study determined whether this was the case for 2 captive jaguars housed at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA. Subjects were monitored for changes in behavior as a function of...
Randomized trial examines effects of equine facilitated learning on adolescents' basal cortisol levels
| Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Smith, A. N., Roeter, S. M.
Although equine facilitated programs have gained in popularity over the last decade, virtually nothing is known about the causal effects of equine facilitated interventions on human development and well-being. Researchers conducted a randomized trial to determine the effects of an 11-week equine...