Pet Therapy

Animals are a wonderful addition to everyone’s life.  The documented benefits of interaction with animals are physical, mental, and emotional. The simple act of holding an animal can relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, lower blood pressure and even decrease surgical patients’ healing time. 

Pawsitively Pets can bring our animals to you for wellness days, mental health awareness events, and other animal therapy visits or you can sign up your child for our pet therapy programs at our site with our registered social worker/psychotherapist – covered by most benefit packages.

SENIORS PET THERAPY VISITS: Our pets also love visiting seniors! Pets and the elderly have a lot to give each other. Pawsitively Pets provides residents the opportunity to have one-on-one loving hands-on time with our animals.  The animals are presented in baskets or trays to allow for easy access for petting and to protect laps from contact with the animal nails. Programs start with a 45-minute or 1-hour visits and can be customized to each individual facilities requirements. Seniors home visits are highly discounted beginning at 20% off and additional discounts are available for regular bookings scheduled weekly, monthly or every other month.  Click Here for a Toronto/GTA SENIORS Homes Price List

GROUP PET THERAPY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN: ideal for children working through anxiety, self-regulation, self-esteem and confidence challenges.  This program takes place at our Leaside site with a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist, the program will work in groups of 4-5 children, the therapist and hands-on interaction with our animal team in an effort to reduce anxiety, help with self-regulation, self-esteem and confidence.  Program is open to children who want to focus on anxiety, self-regulation & self-esteem.  Program is in small group sessions with the therapist and the animals.

Keep your kids on track once we are back to school with continued pet therapy sessions, provide them with a safe place to work through their feelings.

Managing Anxiety – Pet Therapy: 6:30pm – 7:30pm – 4 sessions program – Monday November 23, 30, December 7, 14 (participants 8-11 years old, maximum 5 participants, this is a drop-off program) – $160
Adjusting and coping with the feelings of the “new normal” with our animals and therapist (accredited as a psychotherapist/MSW program fees can be claimed under most extended health care benefits) to reduce anxiety about wearing a mask, what school will be like in the fall and any fears your child is experiencing surrounding Covid-19

Registration can be done online.  All participants will be contacted before the program to discuss the key issues/areas that you would like us to focus on with your child. Program is covered by benefits that have coverage to work with a Registered Social Worker.

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