PAWS of CNY’s pet therapy teams provided animal-assisted activities (AAA) visits to a variety of long-term care facilities and specialized facilities/communities. Our visits are intended to provide some companionship and happiness to residents, their families, and facility staff. Visits can be coordinated in a group setting, or volunteers can visit with residents individually in their rooms, all with staff supervision.
Animal Assisted Activities focuses on the use of specially trained and temperament-tested animals as part of a social activity program, purely for the pleasure of those receiving the visits. Animal Assisted Activities are provided to individuals that have a desire to experience the unconditional love of a well-trained animal that loves to visit with people, and be petted, talked to and pampered without reserve. PAWS of CNY Inc.’s volunteers interact with residents at long-term care facilities, adult day care centers, rehabilitation centers and independent living/retirement communities.
If you would like PAWS of CNY to visit at your facility, please click here to complete a long-term care/specialized community facility application.
See photos below of our volunteers in action in various hospitals.