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Unconditional Loving Presence

First things first . . . an introduction to Wali, the gentle, sweet Boston Terrier who recently entered my life and my private practice.  Wali is an Arabic word that invokes the divine quality of friendship, and Wali is truly a lovely friend.  278 more words


There is a strong bond between animals and people. Animals are accepting, non-threatening and non-judgmental, making it easier for people to open up. 171 more words


Feel Good Sunday: Temperament Test for Donkeys to be Used in Assisted Therapy

Source: AppliedAnimalBehavior.com and authored by Carlos Antonio Gonzalez-De Cara, Alejandro Perez-Ecija, Raul Aguilera-Aguilera, Evagenlina Rodero-Serrano and Francisco Javier Mendoza


  • Donkeys are ideal for assisted-therapy (AT).
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The Force Of The Horse

Meet Phoenix!

Phoenix is soon to be an official therapy dog!  I finished my Animal Assisted Therapy program and now just need to have her heal from her recent spay surgery so that she can pass her “good citizen test” and get her vest to make her look all sorts of professional! 375 more words

Animal-Assisted Interventions as a Learning Aid - A Literature Review

Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) on learning and mental health is an evolving matter within psychology. In past history, such mediations have been held to ridicule by scholars who deemed animals to be insignificant within the field. 80 more words

A Dog's Life

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

—Roger Caras

Hello. My name is Jed and I’m a registered PAT dog. PAT means Pets as Therapy. 1,156 more words

Animal Assisted Therapy

That time I hit the rescue dog jackpot

By Paulette Solinski, CPDT-KA

From the time I was a small child I would get the AKC Book of Dog Breeds from the library and fantasize about what dogs I would have as an adult. 499 more words