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The companionship and unconditional love we receive from a loving pet touches our hearts and makes us feel good. This is wonderful medicine for hospice patients and their family members.

Physical benefits of pet therapy

A simple visit from a gentle dog can produce significant health benefits:

  • Reducing blood pressure
  • Releasing calming endorphins
  • Relieving pain
  • Decreasing stress
  • Increasing relaxation

Emotional benefits of pet therapy

  •  Reducing depression, anxiety and loneliness
  • Encouraging communication
  • Providing an uplifting break
  • Creating a physical connection through touch
  • Sparking memories of beloved family pets

Want to volunteer?

Call (561) 227-5138 for information on volunteering for Trustbridge.

Want to learn more?

Call Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T) at (954) 990-5175 or visit catdogs.org to find out about pet therapy training and certification.