Mission Statement

The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to sharing registered therapy dogs with individuals in a wide variety of health care and educational settings--bringing comfort, support and encouragement through the unique healing power of the human-animal bond.


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What are some of the Benefits of Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)?

Research studies confirm that AAA/AAT can play an important role in the physical and social / emotional well-being of many people:

  • Increases self-esteem
  • Improves reality orientation
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Brightens mood and brings smiles to faces
  • Provides a healthy outlet for positive touch
  • Serves as a diversion when pain or discomfort are present
  • Fosters nurturing and play
  • Serves as a communication bridge between patient and medical staff where normal communication has been impossible
  • Provides emotional support to family members and staff
  • Serves to motivate patients in specific, goal-oriented therapy sessions
  • Lowers heart rate and blood pressure
  • Motivates children to practice their reading skills in classroom settings

Most importantly, therapy dogs provide unconditional love, comfort and acceptance to those who need it the most.

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Contact Us

For general information on Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy, visit the Pet Partners web site.

If you are already a registered Pet Partner Team and would like to become involved yourself, please fill out our online application.

If you have further questions about the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe, contact us at: