Our Pet Assisted Therapy teams are made up of local residents who work in pairs, with their pets, to visit healthcare facilities, drug rehab centers and correctional facilities. Pets in these teams offer the unique kind of therapy only an animal can provide. Visiting with animals helps people feel less lonely, depressed or anxious while relieving stress and encouraging a general feeling of wellbeing. Paws for Tales our Reading to Dogs program, helps children who have a difficult time reading out loud become more confident and self-assured readers.

Marivic R. Dizon, Ph.D.
Pet Assisted Therapy Coordinator
mdizon@PeninsulaHumaneSociety.org
650-340-7022 x 357

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