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Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy

The companionship and unconditional love we receive from a loving pet touches our hearts and makes us feel good. This is wonderful medicine for our hospice patients and families. 

Physical benefits of pet therapy

A simple visit from a gentle dog can produce significant health benefits.

  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Releasing calming endorphins
  • Relieving pain
  • Decreasing stress
  • Increasing relaxation

The emotional benefits are just as important

  • Reducing depression, anxiety and loneliness
  • Encouraging communication
  • Providing an uplifting break
  • Creating a physical connection through touch
  • Sparking memories of beloved family pets

“The same joy my dog brings to me, she can bring to others—just with her eyes, her touch and her presence. It’s one of the great pleasures in my life to bring comfort hospice patients and their families.” 

Cathy D., Pet Therapy Volunteer

Contact Us

         
General Information and Business Inquiries: 888.848.5200
         
Patient Care Questions: 888.441.4040
         
Admissions and Referrals: 844.422.3648