“The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.”
― Bayard Taylor
All our animals are carefully chosen to handle various settings when on visits. Not every animal can be used for AAT (Animal Assisted Therapy) and we have specific screening criteria that each animal must exhibit at all times, prior to being used.
The type of animal chosen depends on the therapeutic goals of a person's needs and frequency of visits and work closely with the facility to establish the best fit.
“Animal-assisted therapy is an alternative or complementary type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Advocates state that animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for participants.” Psychology Today