The benefits of sharing our lives with animals are endless. They provide steadfast and dependable companionship. They provide us with opportunities to stay in the present moment – listening to a cat purr or feeling a dog lick our hand makes it easy to forget our troubles. The fact that they depend on us for their health and happiness helps us feel loved and needed. And the health benefits of animal relationships are many: decreased blood pressure, better resistance to stress, less asthma and allergies, increased exercise and outdoor activities, more opportunities for socialization, and less likelihood of depression and loneliness. But most of all they provide a beautiful example of unconditional love and accept us for who we are, without judgment.
- All About Therapy Dogs and Cats – A certified therapy animal and his/her guardian will visit you for an hour of furry love and education. You may choose either a dog or cat to visit. Learn what is involved in therapy animal training, what kind of dog or cat can be a therapy animal, and what rules the animals need to follow while they are working. Everyone is encouraged to pet the animal, but we also respect the wishes of those who are afraid. (1 hour class)
- Exotic Animal Education – We partner with local wildlife rehab sanctuaries to bring exotic animals, reptiles, and birds to your community. This can include hedgehogs, rabbits, turtles, frogs, snakes, owls, hawks and vultures. We provide information and education about the animals and their habitats, and the group is able to see interesting and unusual animals up close. Touching is not permitted, and we respect the wishes of those who are afraid to see the animals up close. (1 hour class – please contact us for pricing)
- Pony Visits – We bring a pony or a miniature horse to share some cute fun and education. This activity is always a big hit! Everyone is encouraged to pet the animals, but we respect the wishes of those who are afraid. Also, their hooves are wrapped so they don’t damage the floor, and they are trained not to “go” while inside the building. (1 hour class – please contact us for pricing)
- Holiday Activity – Santa and his Pony – A singing Santa and his Christmas pony visit for an hour of furry fun and holiday merriment. (1 hour program – please contact us for pricing)
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