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|Animal Assisted Therapy for Facilities

Sharing Our 4-Legged Friends brings Joy and Smiles

Researchers and experts agree that dogs are an antidote to depression and bring therapeutic benefits to residents in facilities. Studies have shown a decrease in both blood pressure and stress levels during therapy dog visits. A visit from one of our therapy dog teams can break the daily routine, increase overall emotional well-being, and stimulate the mind in dramatic ways.


Our certified animal-assisted therapy dogs offer so many wonderful benefits to people of all ages such as:

  • Bringing joy and laughter, even if for a short time

  • Taking a person’s mind off of personal problems, aches, pains, and worries

  • Getting people to share their emotions and stories

  • Giving a chance for people to communicate with others

  • Lowering stress levels and blood pressure

  • Rekindling warm memories of their pets

  • Reducing anxiety, even for a short time, for students during stressful times at school

  • Assisting children to enjoy reading by being good listening partners


If your facility would like to start an animal-assisted therapy dog program, Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC is here for you.

Our team will help you develop policies and procedures for animal-assisted therapy, arrange a visiting schedule, and recruit certified therapy teams for your location, Best of all, there is no cost to your facility.  Contact us at 

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