Your Pet Loves You – More Than You Know!

For many of us, there is a furry-footed loved one that we call family. Or perhaps it is a feathered friend or fish that we love. We know that our heart warms at the thought of them and that we find ourselves comforted and soothed in their presence. In fact, we might find ourselves marveling at the ways that they know just how to brighten our day, especially when we are stressed.

Research suggests that many animals have an innate knack for connecting with others, often making them impeccable pets. Not only this, but many of these animals go on to become adept healers through their innate traits. Pets who provide a unique comfort for those they live with are referred to as Emotional Support Animals, or ESA’s.

Because of this unique impact that many animals offer to us, research has gone on to explore the ways that pets can enhance the lives of those living with PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. Pets who serve as ESA’s differ from service animals in that they are not trained to assist the struggles in any way, yet their presence and interactions do offer assistance that can facilitate healing and recovery for their human companions. In my Goodtherapy.org article on this process, I explain some of the benefits that ESA’s can offer for those living with PTSD. Click HERE for details:

With this notable impact, it is no wonder that so many of us feel better at the mere thought of spending time with our interspecies loved ones… in fact, many people report that they miss their pets as much or more than other family members! One of the reasons for this is that their pet offers them support and comfort for the challenges that they are facing with anxiety, depression, or the aftermath of a trauma.

If you find yourself benefiting from the ways that your pet enhances and contributes to your emotional well-being, you might be wondering how to go about registering your pet as an Emotional Support Animal. I have recently created a package to facilitate this so that more people can go on to experience the healing benefits of living with a beloved pet! For details, visit HERE to see how you can get started.

In what ways do you love to spend time with your pet?? Share with us in our social media pages to connect with other pet lovers who are finding their lives that much more meaningful with their furry-footed, feathered, and aquatic loved ones present!

Curious what I can offer you to help build the life you love? Get in touch!

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Transforming Healthcare

For the last two years, we have volunteered our services, baking skills, event planning, and love to the annual Treats and Sweets Day honoring our therapeutic animals in their incredible work. This year, we not exceeded our fundraising goal and helped raise awareness across state lines, we opened up our online bakery for web-based gifts.

Each spring, in honor of National Therapy Animal Day, bakers all over the country participate in creating delicious treats and sweets to help therapy animals provide their much needed services. Etsy shop ChrysalisCrafted contributed additional animal-themed goodies for the event as well as a portion of all shop sales for the month to our event.

Therapy animals provide a unique and invaluable service to the community. They bring so many benefits to people with a variety of challenges including veterans, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, patients in recovery, students facing literacy challenges, people with intellectual or physical disabilities, and those approaching end of life.

Truly, they can help transform our lives! We were thrilled to participate this year and look forward to even greater participation next year. Without the generous gifts of our donors, we could not have made this year’s contribution a success! Thank you to all who supported our efforts and helped these incredible therapy animals continue their work.

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