Pets Together Program Provides Virtual Pet Therapy for Isolated People

Following public health guidelines can help keep all of us safe and healthy, but it sometimes can lead to social isolation and loneliness, especially among older adults.  That’s why the folks at the Animal Farm Foundation created Pets Together, a program that brings pets and people together virtually. People in need of a little “pet … Continue reading Pets Together Program Provides Virtual Pet Therapy for Isolated People

“We Are All Ears” Project Encourages Children to Read with Pets

Pet Partners, a therapy animal non-profit that fosters human health and well-being through the human-animal bond, has created a new program that encourages young readers to practice reading with their pets. We Are All Ears is especially well-suited to this time of social isolation, when many beginning readers are participating in distance learning and may … Continue reading “We Are All Ears” Project Encourages Children to Read with Pets

Service Dog in Training Provides Comfort for Health Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic.  A one-year old yellow Lab named Wynn is providing much-needed emotional comfort for staff at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. According to a story on CNN, Wynn’s trainer (who is also a doctor) says that Wynn’s presence is helping … Continue reading Service Dog in Training Provides Comfort for Health Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment

It has long been known that visits from pet therapy animals help improve the emotional well-being of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. How do animal therapy visits help cancer patients who are enduring difficult chemotherapy and radiation treatments? A recent study in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology suggests that animal visits improve … Continue reading Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment