Pet Assisted Therapy

Description: Programs that help emotionally disturbed or isolated individuals improve their personal and social functioning by giving them an opportunity to care for and relate to a domestic animal that is kept as a pet. Also included are programs that bring dogs or other small pets to visit people residing in a nursing facility or another institutional setting who are ill or elderly or have disabilities; and those that employ R.E.A.D. dogs. (Use for Animal-Assisted Therapy AIRS RP-8000.6400)

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NV

Gardnerville, NV

310 Allerman Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89460
Phone: 775-309-3879
Organization Name: Between Horses and Humans
Address: 310 Allerman Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89460
Phone: 775-309-3879
Email: betweenhorsesandhumans@gmail.com
Eligibility: Children with difficult life situations, personal challenges, or social/emotional/behavioral issues.
Services Provided: Program builds leadership and communication skills, and assists participants with social, personal and emotional issues. Uses a variety of methodologies, combining ground exercises, equine body work and riding, along with workshops and seminars.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019

Las Vegas, NV

4795 North Miller Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Phone: 702-645-8446
Organization Name: Horses 4 Heroes
Address: 4795 North Miller Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89149
Phone: 702-645-8446
Email: events@horses4heroes.org
Eligibility: Physically able to participate
Services Provided: Four-week workshop for teens and adults. Participants work with horses and farm animals to learn basic life and social skills, including respect, trust, empathy, manners, verbal versus non-verbal communication, passive conflict resolution.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019

Pahrump, NV

2281 Traci Street
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: 775-513-3790
Address: 2281 Traci Street
Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: 775-513-3790
Email: freedomreinsranch@gmail.com
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Provides Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy, Hippotherapy which is basically an exercise that involves using horses to help individuals living with physical, emotional or psychological disorders.
Original Source: Nevada 2-1-1
Last Updated: 3/19/2019

Nationwide

Address: PO Box 219
Jamul, CA 91935
Toll Free Phone: 800-528-9550
Email: servicedoginfo@yahoo.com
Services Provided: An assistance dog training school, matched with handler for autism assistance, hearing, mobility assistance, psychiatric service, and seizure alert.
Provider Profiles: $24,000 via fundraising, $500 deposit. Involvement in fundraising is voluntary. No out-of-pocket costs for recipients.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/7/2018
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Address: 20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
Phone: 860-423-0664
Email: northstarfoundation@charter.net
Services Provided: A nonprofit helping children who face social, emotional or educational challenges with the help of animal assisted therapy, school visits and assistance dog placements. Our Assistance Dogs serve children whose challenges range from autism to serious medical conditions to grief over the loss of a parent.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/7/2018
875 124th Ave NE Unit 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
Service Categories:
Address: 875 124th Ave NE Unit 101
Bellevue, WA 98005
Service Categories:
Services Provided: Specializing in visiting programs with Therapy Animals, Companion Animals and Social/therapy Animals. Educates healthcare and other professionals; Provides gold standard therapy animal curriculum and training; Empowers individuals with disabilities; Advances knowledge about research.
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/8/2019
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Address: 5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org
Eligibility: Patients and families
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. The Mother's Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide. Information on how to receive milk can be found online.
The Stink Bug Project supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project, in partnership with the prison-trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries, matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Provider Profiles: Call Lee Shaughnessy 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
Original Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
29976 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-295-2222
Address: 29976 Margale Lane
Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-295-2222
Email: Info@SCDOA.org
Eligibility: no cost
Services Provided: A nonprofit providing well-trained service dogs to those who would benefit. Assistance dogs trained include: service dog, companion dog, hearing dog, skilled companion dog, mobility assistance dog, walker dog, therapy dog.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/7/2018