As Hand in Paw’s first established program, Petscription remains the largest and most broadly applied. Serving people of all ages in a diverse range of settings, Petscription improves the mental and physical well-being of people in need. Petscription applications vary by program site and by individual participant goals, but generally fall into one of two types of service:
Animal-Assisted Therapy & Animal-Assisted Activities
Goal-directed, delivered under the direction of a therapist or other practitioner, with progress tracked
Have goals and benefits, but are less structured and do not require the direction of a therapist or other practitioner.