• Pet Therapy

    Seniors who own dogs go to the doctor less often than those who do not. In a study of 100 Medicare patients, even the most highly stressed dog owners had a 21 percent lower level of physician contact that non-owners.

    Medication costs dropped from an average of $3.80 per patient per day to $1.18 per patient per day when nursing homes allowed pets to be introduced into patients' environments. Nursing homes in New York, Missouri and Texas were all used in this study.

    Our pet therapy dog(s) are available for events and visits to facilities. We are currently not equipped to do therapy dog visits on an individual basis.

  • Benefits of Pet Companioship

    The benefits of pet companionship and interaction include:

    • less stress
    • lower blood pressure
    • lower cholesterol levels
    • less cardiovascular disease
    • reduced sense of loneliness
    • increased socialization and reminiscences
    • increased sense of responsibility and alertness
    • increased physical activity
    • fewer doctor appointments
    • improved overall health
  • Apollo is a 5 year old German Shepard. He will do just about anything for his red Kong ball. He opens his paws like a hand when his ball is rolled to him. He gets very excited when he sees "Mommy" get his AllCare vest, because he knows he's going to "work" and loves it.