Dog Assisted K9 Therapy
Dog assisted therapy (AAT) for the disabled and special needs as well as sick adults and children is a very powerful and touching form of therapy that often brings surprising results due to the special relationship between dogs and humans as well as the trust between the dog and the disabled or special needs adult or child.
Researchers have found that many dogs possess the power to heal their owners and friends, especially the disabled and elderly as well as offering a calming influence and the feeling of being relaxing and loved. Find pet and dog healing therapy sites listed here along with details of how to get involved, offer support or inquire about a dog assisted therapy session near to you along with details of the special dogs.
Registered charity that trains and supplies assistance dogs to offer a range of support to adults and children with physical disabilities and autism. Includes assistance dogs, community dogs and family based dogs. Find out more via their website including how to apply, donate or sponsor a puppy.
Details of dog assisted therapy along with readers stories an overview of this type of therapy and the history of animal assisted therapy.
A news article that explains about PAT dogs and the therapy they offer in special needs schools, hospices and nursing homes.
A national charity now in its 25th year. It is unique in that it provides temperament assessed/vaccinated PAT Dogs and PAT Cats with registered volunteers to hospitals, hospices, residential care homes, day centres, special needs schools and many other establishments often providing comfort, companionship and therapy.
A registered charity that uses dogs in a range of therapies for people with disabilities and special needs. Site provides details of their programs along with class information and contacts to find out more about animal assisted dog therapy.