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Therapy Dog Teams Provide Comfort and Healing Beyond Words

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Illustrating the research-based positive emotional and psychological impact of pet ownership is pet therapy. Involving trained animals contributing to stress reduction in humans, pet therapy takes place in in facilities such as hospitals, correctional institutions, and homeless shelters. Examples of facilities offering pet therapy mentioned are Reuter Children’s Outpatient Hospital and UNC Asheville’s Peers Educating Peers and Advancing Health Program (PEPAH).