Pets As Therapy In 2022
Challenging times for all Pets As Therapy services. When will all these lock downs end? Here in New South Wales Australia, we are back in nursing home lock down again. After only 12 weeks open receiving their lovable furry friends. Take a look at this great video filmed in a special school and at one of our nursing homes. Just seeing the smiles on the faces is clear how much joy the four-legged friends prRead More →
Seeking Pets As Therapy volunteers – Active seniors welcome!
Wonderful news! Our health care facilities are starting to invite us back after lock down to offer our valuable Pets As Therapy service. We are now seeking volunteers especially in the following areas of Sydney, NSW. Hornsby, Castle Hill, Pennant Hills, Northern Beaches, Liverpool and the inner city. We are seeking compassionate, reliable, people who are healthy enough to walk around a nursing home or hospitRead More →
Merry Christmas To All Our Pets As Therapy Volunteers and Supporters
Wishing each and everyone of you, and your 2 and 4 legged loved ones, a fabulous Christmas day for those of you who are celebrating. Taking this opportunity to say how deeply I appreciate your support and / or volunteering with our charity and hopefully, it won't be too long, before we are clear of COVID and we can once again be able to offer our valuable and amazing community service to all health care facilitiesRead More →
Merlin the cat brings joy and hope to a palliative care patient
English language teacher Deise Palmieri concedes that before a visit from a fluffy ragdoll cat, her life seemed to be heading downhill rapidly. An accomplished woman fluent in multiple languages, Deise, 66, is undergoing palliative care at Greenwich Hospital. Deise was diagnosed with an aggressive neck and facial cancer in February 2019. Deise’s journey with squamous cell cancer has changed her life, taking awayRead More →
Should you use punishments or rewards, to train your puppy or adult dog?
Consider using dog training methods your dog wants you to use! Is the use of scare tactics ever appropriate? Should you use negative or positive reinforcement to train your dog? What effect does forceful training have on a puppy or adult dog? Are you using "forceful" methods deliberately or unknowingly? That sounds familiar? It's OK! Don't feel bad! Put yourself in your dog's paws! Here's the fantastRead More →