Upcoming Events

Sept. 16, 2017
PPWork Shop 9:30am-4:00pm  St Elizabeth Hospital Florence, Ky.  must register in advance  
Contact: Susan

july 23rd, 2017
Pet Partner testing must email for a time  Besthesda North Hospital  Must have gone through a work shop, or renewal- must have a time to be tested  
Contact: Susan

july 16th, 2017
work shop must email for a time  Besthesda North Hospital  must register in advance  
Contact: Susan


Services We Provide

We provide the following services to client facilities throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.


Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA)

The formal definition of Animal-Assisted Activities is:

"AAA provides opportunities for motivational, educational, recreational, and/or therapeutic benefits to enhance quality of life. AAA are delivered in a variety of environments by specially trained professionals, paraprofessionals, and/or volunteers, in association with animals that meet specific criteria." (from Standards of Practice for Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy)

What does this really mean? Animal-Assisted Activities are basically the casual "meet and greet" activities that involve pets visiting people. The same activity can be repeated with many people, unlike a therapy program that is tailored to a particular person or medical condition.


Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT)

The formal definition of Animal-Assisted Therapy is:

"AAT is a goal-directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise, and within the scope of practice of his/her profession.

"AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning [cognitive functioning refers to thinking and intellectual skills]. AAT is provided in a variety of settings and may be group or individual in nature. This process is documented and evaluated." (From Standards of Practice for Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapy)


Pages 'N Paws Reading Program Pages 'N Paws

Pages 'N Paws, was introduced in 2009, with the mission of improving the literacy skills of children using a unique approach - employing a classic concept of reading to a dog. The model is built for schools, libraries and other settings and uses registered therapy animals who have been trained and tested for health, safety, skills and temperament. These special animals volunteers with their owner handlers as Therapy Teams offering children an opportunity to improve their reading in a setting which has proven not only effective but fun.