Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy Program

Pet therapy is now a well known fact for an autistic person or someone with Asperger’s syndrome. However, it can also be a wonderful treat for the elderly people, who are often living alone.

Our Volunteers have launched a brand new Pet Therapy Program. Unlike other Pet Visiting Programs, the program’s focus is to provide you with the benefits of one-to-one intervention from our four and 2 legged friends.

Our friendly animals and their handlers volunteer their time to undertake therapeutic work in conjunction with parents and carers to enhance your well being.

Pet therapy reduces:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Blood pressure
  • Bad mood
  • Social withdrawal
  • Poor memory
  • Apathy
  • Restlessness

About our pet therapy program

You are welcome to send us a list of your wishes and we can discuss your needs with our team to make it possible that you achieve your desired outcome of our pet therapy.

Some of our animals are very tame and trained and can assist you with your rehabilitation. Pet therapy activities currently being performed include, but are not limited to:

  • cuddle and feed animals (for instance miniature donkeys) – get self esteem
  • feed a parrot – fine motoric
  • walk alongside big dog – aid mobility
  • play fetch with a dog – motor coordination skills
  • comb a dog – fine motor skills
  • put clips on the dog –  fine motor skills

This list will expand as allied health professionals can see what the dogs can do.

You need to book your pet therapy 7 days in advance.


Please check our admission regulations!

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