Having an animal in a therapeutic setting has been shown to lower blood pressure and anxiety levels in most children.
Our animals are carefully selected for their gentle and attentive behavior. Upon consultation with parents/guardians and therapists already involved in the case, each child is matched to the appropriate animal by a PAWWS to Heal animal specialist.
Take a few minutes to meet our therapy animals and you will love them as much as the kids do!
Dylan is the newest additon to PAWWS therapy animals. He is a 1-year-old rescued rottie mix. He was in 3 homes before coming to PAWWS to Heal and his life prior to arrival was painful and traumatic. He has some trust issues due to the abuse, however, he is loving his new home and animal brother and sisters. He has been involved in several sessions and seems to like the children. He has lots to offer our program and we are happy to have him aboard.
Jillian is a shepherd/cross born August 12, 2009.
Her goal is to warm every heart she touches. Jilly learned under her mentor, Roxy.
Jillian's nickname is Silly Jilly.
Marley is a DSH white/ tabby female. She likes to play with all sorts of toys, but being held and cuddled is her favorite. She, along with her brother Ziiggy, was rescued from the streets at a very young age (4 weeks) and was given lots of TLC. Marley has become a great cat for the program and she is ready to give back some TLC.
Winnie is a female 3 year-old Mastif. Her gentle, kind, silly demeanor is such a draw with the children. She is truly a gentle giant. Winnie has many talents and has her Canine Good Citizen Certificate.
Ziggy is a DSH grey/tabby male. He likes to play with all sorts of toys, but being held and cuddled is his favorite. He was rescued from the streets at a very young age (4 weeks) and was given lots of TLC. Ziggy has become a great cat for the program and he is ready to give back some TLC.
Departed friends who touched many children's lives