Positively transforming institutions such as
hospitals, nursing homes and children’s centers begins with infusing
them with love. When patients have access to the unconditional love of
therapy dogs they not only benefit physically, but mentally and
emotionally as well.
The three major drawbacks of institutionalized living are loneliness,
helplessness and boredom.
Statistics show that these causes lead to
depression, withdrawal from others and the world at large, increased
need for medications, all leading to a breakdown in the mental and
physical wellbeing, resulting in premature death.
Studies have shown that an environment
infused with the ability to love and be loved alleviates loneliness,
helplessness and boredom.
Share-A-Pet Pet-Assisted Therapy offers patients an unconditionally loving environment.
There are approximately 300,000,000
people in the United States. 36 million of these are over the age of 65
and this number is increasing. Of this 36 million, approximately 93% are
or will become institutionalized. Less then 50% of these currently
receive regular visits from family/friends/or pets. This is the
beginning of the cycle of cause and effect.
It is Share-A-Pet’s goal to infuse every
institution such as hospitals, nursing homes and children’s centers with
the unconditional love of regular pet-assisted therapy offered by
certified, insured professionals. One dedicated Share-A-Pet team has
been shown to alleviate the symptoms of up to 50 patients in one
facility resulting in an improved and more purposeful life.
Support Share-A-Pet Pet-Assisted Therapy and help bring the healing power of animals to millions of people. Our
Difference Share-A-Pet believes that everyone has the right to a life
filled with love, purposefulness and meaning. We certify, insure and
oversee our volunteers to be part of a loving, dedicated team to fulfill
this right for those in need. Our family structure is unique in the
pet-assisted therapy industry, making us the most dedicated pet-assisted
therapy team in the country.
Share-A-Pet currently has major branches
in South Florida, San Francisco, Hew Hampshire, Ohio and New York where
we have over 500 volunteer teams serving more then 100 facilities and
over 20,000 patients a year. 20,000 is only .05% of the population
needing support. We need your help.
Share-A-Pet wants to reach every
institutionalized individual who is lying in a bed, staring at a wall or
television day after day waiting for their life to end. Together we can
make a difference.
One volunteer human/dog team can change
the lives of up to 50 patients a week on a regular basis. Our goal is to
exponentially increase our volunteer base from 500+ currently, to 5,000
in the next three years.
Properly staffed, it costs the Share-A-Pet Organization $250,000 a year to recruit, train, insure,
place and oversee our teams in each region. We are currently grossly
under funded and understaffed and need your support. Make a donation orget involved today and make a difference in their future now and yours
later. To donate now, simply click the red ‘Donate’ button to the left
of your screen. Thank you for your support!