Zoo Petting For Therapy Events | Animal Therapy US
Animal therapy can improve patient health aspects. Hence keeping that in mind, we also provide special therapeutic interaction programs for patients.
For all levels of care. Let us provide a special (and affordable!) program for your patients. 12-15 animals (minimum 5 species) including bunnies in baskets. Ask about our multiple-event discounts! This event is perfect indoors or outdoors!
Travel fee for all Squeals on Wheels events/parties is $1.00 per mile round trip
First Hour: $250
Each Additional Hour: $175
Each Addtl 1/2 Hour: $100
BRING THE JOY AND COMFORT OF ANIMALS TO YOUR PATIENTS
Our USDA certified animals provide therapeutic interactions for all patients, whether in acute care, assisted living, hospice or short-term rehabilitation. Let us provide a special (and affordable!) program for your patients. Ask about our multiple-event discounts. We would love to have you on a monthly or quarterly basis!
HOW WE RUN OUR PROGRAM
Attendees sit in your facility’s comfortable chairs or their personal wheelchairs. Depending on level and comfort, patients have the option to either pet animals held by helpers or hold animals on their laps. One of our knowledgeable Squeals On Wheels team members are sure to talk to everyone about how to pet and hold the animals as well as give interesting facts and information about them.Our two nurse practitioners and speech therapist on our staff have worked closely with each team member to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. This program is rain or shine and perfect inside or outside!
Why Animal Therapy?
Animal therapy can improve a patient’s social, emotional and cognitive functioning as well as increase a patient’s motivation and participation within their functional living environment. Unlike people, with whom our interactions are often very complex and unpredictable, animals provide a constant source of comfort and focus for attention. Animals bring out our nurturing instinct and make us feel safe and unconditionally accepted. People’s communicative intent as well as psychosocial and physical well being has been shown to increase around animals!