Posts tagged "animal assisted therapy"

Ebola Concerns for Dogs Over the Top

Ebola Concerns for Dogs Over the Top
Q: Our animal-assisted therapy dogs visit a local hospital and two local nursing homes regularly. At the hospital, people who’ve had strokes or other neurologic illnesses receive therapy by playing with the dogs. And at the nursing homes, the dogs help people by putting smiles on their faces, even those too lost in dementia to... Read more »

Angel on a Leash Comes to Chicago

Angel on a Leash Comes to Chicago
David Frei of Angel on a Leash was in Chicago for a very special reason. He explains on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, that Angel on a Leash is partnering with our own Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Listen HERE.  Dave talks about animal assisted, and what it is….and the... Read more »

Angel on a Leash and Shriner's Hospitals for Children Partner with a Rainbow

David Frei famed voice of the Westmnster Kennel Club Dog Show, and pretty much any dog show on TV, kicks off this event. Frei is the Founder and Chair of the Board of Angel on a Leash.
Angel on a Leash provides some of the most noted animal assisted therapy program in America. David Frei, the groups’s founder and Board Chair is a visionary in the field. Frei, who is also the announcer of the Westminster Dog Show,  arrived in Chicago to announce a pilot program kicking off at Shriners Hospitals for... Read more »
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Animal Assisted Therapy Is Beneficial

Animal Assisted Therapy Is Beneficial
Study after study has demonstrated that pets are healthful. I happen to be talking today about the upsides and downsides of the human/animal bond bond  at the North American Veterinary Conference . One upside are the increasing number of studies which to continue to confirm that pets are good for us. A study just published in the... Read more »

International Association of Human Animal Interactions On Lake Michigan

ALL ABOARD! Mercury Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline Lake Michigan/Chicago River ride, and dogs are welcome on those offered Sunday mornings!  And dogs were welcome on this boat!
Conference of the International Association of Human/Animal Interactions was for the first time ever held in the U.S., in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 20-22 in Chicago. Among the special events – a lovely Chicago River/Lake Michigan River on Chicago’s classic Mercury Skyline Cruiseline, sponsored by Greenies. Here re... Read more »

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations at AVMA

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The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) will first the first time ever meet at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and in fact for the first time ever share their accumulated science at a U.S. meeting (July 19-23, 2013 in Chicago). I talk with Dr. Rebecca Johnson, IAHAIO president and has the... Read more »
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Pets May Console After Sandy Hook School Shooting

Pets May Console After Sandy Hook School Shooting
Families who lost children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CN are undoubtedly going through emotional upheaval beyond imagination. Incomprehensible. Of all the possible horrors – there likely is nothing so awful as losing a child, particularly so unexpectedly. Still, having a pet at home might help to comfort even these grieving families, particularly... Read more »

Dogs at College Help Relieve Stress

Dogs at College Help Relieve Stress
Animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activities often include taking dogs to nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers – but now colleges? Dalhousie University students are getting a bit of surprising support during finals, today through December 6. Therapeutic Paws of Canada in Halifax,  is bringing in dogs, into a ‘Petting Room.’ The sole purpose is to... Read more »

Covering the National Dog Show, 'There's No Better Job'

Covering the National Dog Show, 'There's No Better Job'
It’s as much a tradition as turkey with stuffing and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Once again, the National Dog Show, presented by Purina, will follow the iconic parade on NBC TV at noon (in all time zones) on Turkey Day. This is the 11th year for the dog show, which is viewed by an... Read more »
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American Humane Association Remembers Our Dog Lucy, Supporting Hero Therapy Dogs

American Humane Association Remembers Our Dog Lucy, Supporting Hero Therapy Dogs
You might think of this gymnasium-sized room at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago as being a sad place. There’s a teenage gun shot victim learning to walk again, an older women working hard to come back from a stroke, a young boy recovering form brain surgery and a young man dealing with a spinal cord... Read more »
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