What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
Animal-Assisted Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that uses dogs to compliment or conduct traditional therapies. Dogs provide a sense of calm, comfort and safety as well as affection, attention, & relaxation.
Who benefits from Animal Assisted therapy? Those who are:
· Dealing with a cognitive impairment
· Experiencing grief and loss
· Feeling isolated
· Dealing with a medical adjustment
· On hospice
· Receiving other treatment modalities
· Animal lovers