Pet Therapy Program

De-Stress with HSWM's Pet Therapy Program!

We all appreciate what our pets do for us on a daily basis: they convince us to take a healthy stroll, make us laugh, and remind us that their love is steadfast.

A growing body of research shows that the mental, social, and physiological benefits of companion animals are incredibly powerful, not just for pet owners, but also for individuals without pets! Studies show that petting an animal can increase levels of oxytocin in humans, a hormone that reduces anxiety and blood pressure; and we could all use a little more of that in our busy lives!

HSWM is proud to introduce our Pet Therapy program, a free community outreach program designed to give back to our supporters! We will be happy to bring an organization, business, or group some shelter pets to cuddle up with to de-stress! 

Email our Community Engagement Coordinator Meredith if you are interested!