Tag Archives: Pet Therapy

Woods Services

Woods Services Rts. 413 & 213 Langhorne, PA 19047 Contact: Debra Marker, dmarker@woods.org 215 750-4214 Woods Services supports children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential and independence through innovative and individualized approaches that promote learning and personal fulfillment. The Volunteer Program at Woods Services for community service and mitzvah projects¬†aims to provide a mutually beneficial experience for both the client and the volunteer. In other words, the purpose is to create an experience that is worthwhile and advantageous to all parties involved. Volunteers are essential to Woods Services. Those who spend time with our clients […]

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Pals For Life

Pals For Life Website 939 Radnor Road, Wayne, PA 19087 Contact: Kristen Abbott, Program Manager 610 687-1101, Kristen@palsforlife.org Pals for Life brings the companionship of animals to those who need it. Pet visitation programs are provided at nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and mental health facilities. Literacy programs involve bringing pets to schools and libraries for reluctant readers to read to them and improve their skills and self-esteem. Stress reduction programs involve bringing pets to colleges during final exams to help the students. There are many ways for mitzvah project students and high school students to volunteer: Use your creative and […]

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Becoming Pals for Life

A lonely individual stares at the same book she’s been reading for weeks, feeling no motivation to even lift her head. Suddenly, she hears the happy jingle of dog tags and looks up to see a fuzzy dog prance into her room, plant himself by her side, and lean in for a pat. A smile spreads across her face as she reaches down and strokes his soft fur. Both human and dog sigh in perfect contentment, happy to be in each other’s presence. This is a typical day for a therapy dog, and the hundreds of individuals that Pals For […]

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