Animal Assisted Therapy

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Pets can be good for our health. They are known to increase a sense of well-being and reduce our stress levels. Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an innovative intervention in which an animal becomes a crucial and highly effective part of the treatment process. Animals can give therapists the tools they need to begin and maintain an effective treatment program with solution-focused therapy. AAT can improve a person's social, emotional, and cognitive functions.

Benefits of AAT

  • Animal Assisted Therapy serves as an effective icebreaker with withdrawn and uncooperative clients. 
  • Studies have shown that stroking and animal helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate. 
  • Interaction with animals helps in bringing individuals out of their world and into ours.

Having an animal’s nose nudging into their hands makes them focus on the present.

  • Therapy animals encourage interaction between client-therapist and client--outside world.
  • Therapy animals have a way of accepting people without qualifications.

When a client gets unconditional love from an animal they give better responses during therapy.

  • Having a warm, furry animal to stroke and hug is therapeutic to clients who are not comfortable being touched by people.
  • Watching a pet jump around and play can be relaxing and fun for even people who don't like animals.
  • Receiving unconditional love and affection from an animal can teach clients especially children to develop nurturing skills, which they may not have been able to learn from people. 
  • For seniors, the benefits of a furry companion can be life-changing. Walking a dog is great cardiovascular exercise, but just the simple act of caring for a pet-petting, brushing, feeding-provides both mild activity and a means to stay engaged with the world.

We Work With Special Needs in Our Community


  • Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Substance Abuse
  • Attachment Issues
  • Trauma/Loss Situations /Grief
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavioral/Emotional Concerns
  • Depression/Bi-Polar Disorder/Anxiety
  • Abuse/Trauma/Pain (Physical, Emotional and/or Mental)
  • Social and Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • PTSD

Teens, Families, and Groups

  • Self-Enrichment for Teens
  • Social Issues and Support Groups
  • Team Building
  • Custom Designed Programs Based On Your Goals

Contact us regarding how our assortment of animals can assist your clients to meet their goals.