Residential Pets in Health Care and Retirement Villages

 

We are all too aware of how frail, vulnerable, disabled and socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically challenged people rely on their pets for many different reasons.

I speak from experience. I spent close to 3 years in bed experiencing a chronic illness that had me in severe pain 24/7. If not for my darling Honey (miniature Poodle) I’m not sure I would have survived!

We can source and train suitable pets to become companion pets. These include dogs, cats, rabbits and birds.

We train companion pets for individuals living at home or in residential care, a group of residents living in care; and pets as therapy visiting pets for volunteer and professional pets as therapy therapists. Talk to us about details and our fees.

We support rescue pets therefore, all the pets we train come from a rescue situation. They are thoroughly assessed, evaluated and specifically trained.

We can also provide written ‘pets as therapy’ e-books, courses and workshops for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, for animals living in residential care facilities and retirement villages. Our program involves the residents to be engaged in useful and valuable pet management, regardless of their intellectual, emotional or physical challenges. There is something for everyone in our program. This gives residents a purpose to get up in the morning. Having a worthwhile job keeps a person motivated, stimulates self-confidence and gives a meaning to life.

We are in the process of compiling a referral list of residential care facilities and nursing homes that are pet-friendly. If you would like your facility / village listed, please contact us.

For further information please contact Velma at: mailto:velma@velmaspetsastherapy.com.au or call 0432 578 210.

Honey Harris wearing VPAT neckerchief 2

Honey