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Disclaimer: Due to applicant criteria and limited resources, not every individual who applies for a service dog can or will be served

Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

- Isiah 40:31NAS

What is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)?

Animal-Assisted Therapy is the interaction of people and domesticated pets in a positive way when a person shares the love and companionship of their pet with someone who is not able to have a pet in their situation.

Animal Assisted Intervention is comprised of two types of visitations: a therapeutic visit, in which a specific goal(s) is established within a treatment plan, which is moderated by a medical professional; or an activity visitation in which the pets sole purpose is to interact with the person to enhance their quality of life.

Animal Assisted Therapy, also known as pet therapy,  is a person and their domesticated pet (in this case, dogs), that have successfully completed a certain level of training and assessment to deliver pet mediated services within their community.

|Four Paws NC Animal Assisted Therapy

About Four Paws Animal Assisted Therapy 

Become a Four Paws Animal Assisted Therapy Team

For Facilities

Wilmington area classes

 March 18, 2020 at Leland Pet Resort

June 3, 2020 location to be determined


Raleigh area classes

 March, June, August and October