Giving free owner training classes with a current dog, or matching a well raised puppy with a Hero in need.
Free Therapy Dog classes give Veterans and their dogs the tools they need to build skills for passing the Therapy Dog test. So they can volunteer as a Therapy Dog team to those in need.
While ESA’s require no formal training, we will always require a team to pass the Canine Good Citizen test before honoring a medical referral.
In order to raise dogs for high-level tasks, we need reliable puppy raisers, and around $5,000 for the first year of the puppy’s life.
A serene atmosphere, and adequate space for kennels and stables needs to be obtained before being able to provide a full-fledged breeding program.
Traditional and holistic therapies have both been proven to be complimented with a trained Animal Assisted element.
Playing with a dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine -- nerve transmitters that are known to have pleasurable and calming properties...
What I see borders on the miraculous because of the way a horse reaches to the heart of somebody, like no therapy ball ever could.
Animals have long been used in therapy. Renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, who died in 1939, believed dogs helped his patients relax during sessions.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.
Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in places we're not capable of filling ourselves.
If a man let’s all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn't shoo them away - well, that's the height of romance.
It has been clinically documented that just being around horses changes human brainwave patterns. We calm down and become more centered and focused when we are with horses.