Giving Love

Spreading Joy

Therapet is a non-profit organization that provides
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA).

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Health, Hope, and Healing with

Animal Assisted Therapy

Therapet currently has 70+ dogs, 3 cats, and a cockatoo working in our programs.  The animals do far more than just visit patients.  Therapet establishes goal-oriented therapy programs as well as visitation programs.

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How Can Using

Animal Assisted Therapy Help?

AAT offers numerous benefits beyond those available through traditional therapies. In this era of managed care and cost reduction, AAT allows therapists to use one treatment tool, an animal, to target a variety of goals. In a hospital setting these goals include, but are not limited to, improving patients’ range of motion, strength and endurance, balance and mobility, and sensation. During the same session, using the animal, cognitive and perceptual deficits can be addressed. The patient also receives psychosocial benefits such as building rapport, increasing self-esteem and motivation, and stress reduction. What other modality offers such a variety of benefits in such a delightful package?

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