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Are You Too Old for Horses?

When you’re 92 years young, about 5’1 weighing in around 105 lbs, and have a bum shoulder, how do you get your horse saddled? 1,276 more words


Social inclusion and recovery - not possible without pets?

I was training a Psychosis Awareness course recently and a video clip that we use in it shows a service user describing how important his dog is to him and his recovery. 579 more words

Pet Therapy Dog, Havok, Celebrates with Unity Hospice

Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently held an Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in celebration of its recent move across town. They showcased all their patient programs from palliative care to animal-assisted therapy. 49 more words

Dog Tales

Calming Signals in Dogs

Calming Signals – The Art of Survival

AuthorTurid Rugaas


For species who live in packs it´s important to be able to communicate with its own kind. 3,128 more words


Effects of Human-Animal Interactions

Psychosocial and Psychophysiological Effects of Human-Animal Interactions

US National Library of Medicine   National Institutes of Health    PMCID: PMC3408111

During the last decade it has become more widely accepted that pet ownership and animal assistance in therapy and education may have a multitude of positive effects on humans. 1,820 more words

Awareness Posters


Danny and I have been doing  all of this pet therapy for a layer of reasons. We love training together, showing off dog tricks, and making others smile and feel comforted, but the roots for this project? 71 more words

Animal-assisted therapy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. 3,629 more words