Pet Therapy and Rehoming
Pet Therapy Program
Pet therapy (also known as Animal Assisted Therapy) consists of guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. It also involves the animal’s handler. Pet therapy is meant to help someone recover from or cope with a mental health problem. This type of therapy can help alleviate many physical and mental issues. Benefits include reduced blood pressure and improved overall cardiovascular health, pain reduction, reduced stress, and improvement in the patient’s overall psychological state. Pet Therapy is a good fit for elderly patients, those dealing with chronic conditions, and those with mental health disorders.
- Therapy animals and handlers that are certified and registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD)
- Ability to make visits across the DFW area
- Both individual and group sessions
- Individual (patients in their homes) and group (facility-based) settings
Pet Rehoming Program
Should our patients no longer be able to care for their pets, Ultimate’s trained, certified, and registered animal therapists are available to temporarily rehome your pet until Ultimate can find the pet a new permanent home.
Step 1: Patient indicates the need for help with pet
Step 2: Ultimate temporarily rehomes the pet with a pet therapy specialist
Step 3: Ultimate finds a new permanent home for the pet. New homes are thoroughly vetted
Step 4: The pet lives happily ever after with its new family