Fur Fun: Animal-Assisted Therapy Cartoons to Brighten Your Day


At Hand in Paw, we know the amazing things that a calm, friendly, furry animal can do!

Research has proven people benefit emotionally and physically from regular contact with animals.

  • Petting a dog can be relaxing, which is measured by a slower heart rate and a drop in blood pressure
  • The presence of a dog can ease the effects of Alzheimer’s disease
  • For those who may feel like detaching from normal social activity, Animal-Assisted Therapy can relieve feelings of social isolation
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy increases the body’s level of oxytocin, which boost happiness, improves empathy and promotes a happier life

... and so much more! Read more Animal-Assisted Therapy research here!  


For this blog post, we thought we'd have a little fun and brighten your day with some of our favorite Animal-Assisted Therapy cartoons!

We hope that these funnies make you smile just like petting a sweet Hand in Paw therapy dog or cat would!