We (and by we I mean me and my animal team) offer the following.
Please note that due to current Covid 19 restrictions we are on hold and not currently running any sessions or taking bookings. Please follow our social media for updates.
Animal-Assisted Services that we offer.
Animal-assisted activities (AAA)
This provides opportunities for motivation, education, or recreation to enhance quality of life. Animal assisted activities are delivered in a variety of environments with animals that meet specific criteria.
Example: This has included but is not limited to a visit to the kids living in a women’s shelter (many having had to leave pets behind) and a weekly visit to an elderly relative (organised as a surprise by their family) as he had lost his dog to old age and didn’t feel well enough to get another but missed his dog terribly.
Animal-assisted education (AAE)
This is a planned and structured intervention directed and/or delivered by educational and related service professional with specific academic or educational goals. We are there to provide opportunities to motivate or enhance learning.
Example: This has included but is not limited to visiting schools for responsible pet ownership sessions and visiting a family who wanted to get a family pet but they didn’t know what was best. We visited and they got to handle different animals and ask questions and get advice on their potential new family member.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT)
This is a goal directed intervention in which an animal meeting specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. Animal-assisted therapy is delivered and/or directed by health or human service providers working within the scope of their profession. Animal-assisted therapy is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, or cognitive function. Animal-assisted therapy is provided in a variety of settings, and may be group or individual in nature. The process is documented and evaluated.
Example: This has included a weekly dog walk for a lady who had a hip replacement, a way of helping a kid with their physio exercises and visits to hospices and care homes.
We normally run a regular drop in session which is open to the public (this is currently on hold)
Please note: All our work is centred around the welfare of the animals themselves. Without the animals this project doesn’t exist. For this reason their welfare comes first and so we are limited on travel time and we cannot guarantee attendance of specific animals.