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  1. Specificity and variability of trunk kinematics on a mechanical horse

    Contributor(s):: Goodworth, A. D., Barrett, C., Rylander, J., Garner, B.

  2. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national organization with its corporate office located in Cheyenne, WY. ATD was incorporated in the year 1990. Currently we have 12,000+ handler/dog teams in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration,...

  3. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  4. Therapy Dogs Nationwide

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    TDN came into being early in 2016 and is managed entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers have the unique privilege of volunteering with their own temperament tested Therapy Dogs; some with over 10 years experience and always focused on caring for people in the community. Using animals...

  5. Kids and Canines

    Our mission of serving disadvantaged youth at Kids and Canines is twofold:To give at-risk youth the support, tools and opportunities to empower themselves and improve their lives, and;Provide trained dogs to individuals looking for emotional support from a dog, and to those...

  6. An Examination of the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Raising Guide Dog Puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Whitney Vail, Genevieve L. Y. Arnaut PhD PsyD (adviser), Michel Hersen PhD ABPP (adviser)

    This survey study examined the ratio of costs versus benefits for raising guide dog puppies, as well as whether participating in this volunteer program may be considered an altruistic act. One hundred and forty-nine male and female Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. puppy raisers (ages 12 to 69)...

  7. Never underestimate the value of innovative, not quite evidence based approaches to care

    | Contributor(s):: Resnick, B.

  8. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    | Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....

  9. An Evaluation of a Shelter Dog Training Class: Outcomes for Volunteer Trainers and for Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Paula M. Ramirez

    Are the best things in life really free? Volunteers are valuable people who work for free because they simply want to help. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2014 almost sixty-three million people volunteered (Volunteering in the United States 2014, 2015). The sizeable...

  10. Dealing with the devil: An ethnographic study of human-animal relations and the making of the wild and the domestic.

    | Contributor(s):: Marianne Steinkjer

    In this thesis I will take a dip into the world of multi-species ethnography, and through this explore the relations between humans and Tasmanian devils in captivity. Tasmanian devils are at risk of becoming extinct, due to habitat loss, road kill accidents, but most importantly due to a deadly...

  11. Nepean Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    We bring trained therapy dogs to local hospitals, nursing homes and schools. Our therapy dogs help reduce anxiety, depression, stress and lighten up the mood with palliative care families. All visits are supervised by a highly trained  dog handler. Each team (dog and handler) are assessed to...

  12. Equestrian Zone

    Equestrian Zone is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, that provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy to individuals with disabilities. We serve children and adults with a wide diversity of physical, cognitive, mental and emotional disabilities.Equestrian Zone is a 501(c)(3), non-profit...

  13. Mini Therapy Horses

    It is hard to describe the effect that these visits have on all the people who interact with our horses. It is easy to say that these horses are fun and cute—they are so much more than that. People’s hearts are warmed and final wishes are fulfilled, children and their parents are able...

  14. Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California

    | Contributor(s):: Danielle Allred

    Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...

  15. Does cat attachment have an effect on human health? A comparison between owners and volunteers

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    | Contributor(s):: Filipa Alexandra Benchimol da Silva Garcia Dinis, Thais Lima Fernandes Martins

    Cat owners and volunteers from a rehoming centre were given the Lexington Attachment to Pet Scale (LAPS) questionnaire to assess their level of attachment to their own or rescue cats. In addition, heart rate and blood pressure were measured 10 minutes before, during, and after spending time with...

  16. The policies of stray pet population control in Lithuania : a study of government contractors as opposed to non-profit volunteer based organizations

    | Contributor(s):: Saulene Taruskaite-Vanebo

    Within the thesis, the trending methods of stray pet population care and control are considered, the emphasis put on the differences between governmentally funded institutions of sanitation and the non-governmental animal shelters; significant attention paid to the implementation and overall...

  17. Pawsitive Pets

    Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more. Our teams volunteer their time and love sharing the comfort, healing and connection of the human...

  18. Selling Conservation? The Role of Volunteer Tourism in Supporting Marine Conservation in Southern Belize

    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Georgia Brander

    Volunteer tourism is a rapidly expanding sector advertised as an alternative to conventional tourism and as a way for tourists to contribute to conservation science. This thesis examines a volunteer tourism organization in southern Belize called ReefCI and investigates how multiple stakeholders...

  19. You Made My Day

    | Contributor(s):: CÁCeres, Frank

  20. Instituto Nacional de Acoes e Terapias Assistidas por Animais

    The INATAA (National Institute of Securities and Animal Assisted Therapy) is a non-governmental organization founded in 2008 with the aim of providing the elderly and sick children improvement in physical, emotional and mental health through the therapeutic benefits of human-animal...