Healthcare professionals are discovering the positive differences made in people's lives when they spend time with a favorite pet. Pets have a special way of showing unconditional love and uplifting spirits, no matter what the circumstances.
Interaction with animals promotes many therapeutic benefits, such as:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Easing physical and emotional pain
- Improving memory
- Reducing stress
Hope volunteer pets are professionally reviewed prior to acceptance into the pet therapy program. Whether at home, in an assisted living facility, in a nursing home or in a Hope Hospice House, volunteer pets and their owners create smiles, laughter, and peace of mind for all involved.