Furrry Agape Pet Therapy

Types of Facilities

  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted-living homes
  • Personal Care homes
  • Senior Centers
  • Hospitals, including Veterans Hospitals
  • Schools - reading programs, special education programs
  • Libraries - reading programs
  • Association for Retarded Citizens programs
  • Counseling programs working the a trained counselor

What is Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is a guided program where especially evaluated and trained animals, usually dogs or cats, are used as facilitators as part of a therapy plan.  These sessions may be part of a group or individual therapy session.

Animal-assisted activities are a meet and greet between individuals and an animal, again usually dogs or cats, either in a group setting or within a patient's room.  These meet and greet sessions are conducted by volunteers and usually take place within a nursing home or hospital.