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Pet Therapy

Also accepting Gardiner Scholarship, Staywell Insurance, Families Exploring Down Syndrome (FEDS), VPK SIS funds.


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Walk on Water offers PET Therapy or animal assisted therapy through our PATH certified trainers using our miniature horses and chickens. Pet Therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal which includes grooming, petting, feeding, and saddling, to allow a bonding experience with the animal. The benefits of Pet therapy include stress reduction by releasing endorphins into the system producing a calming effect. It can reduce anxiety and depression and increase self-esteem and improve social skills. It can also help a person recover from a physical health problem.

Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and mental issues. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect. This can help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state.

The goals of our program are:

  • to improve motor skills and joint movement
  • to improve assisted or independent movement
  • to increase self esteem
  • to increase verbal communication skills
  • to develop social skills
  • to increase willingness to to join in activities
  • to help learn empathy and nurturing skills

Give us a call for more information.