photo credit: PALS
Medical studies prove that pets improve the emotional and physical well being of humans. It's astonishing what contact with animals can do for a person's emotional and physical health.
Simply watching a pet can actually lower stress levels and blood pressure. Such fascinating facts are the basis for PALS.
PALS is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of individuals through pet therapy.
PALS people are volunteers ranging in age from 18 to over 80. Visiting is done on a team basis according to a set schedule, under the direction of a team leader and a facility staff member.
These four-legged therapists respond unconditionally, in a non-judgmental and non-threatening manner, often eliciting responses where all else has failed.
The recipients of our Pet Therapy Program are primarily persons whose response to other forms of therapy is non-existent, or to whom pet therapy would provide an alternative to other more common forms of therapy.
PALS has a number of programs from Senior home to hospital visits, to assisting children to read. Find out more about who and where PALS has been.