Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems.
Our TARSHI office is a pet-friendly space and we love sharing it with our team members’ pets. Their presence has boosted our energies and even those who were not comfortable with pets have also taken to liking our adorable pet visitors.
Here are Bihu, Blackie, Dusty Ray and Jimmy – some of our energy boosters!
Animal Angels Foundation is a Mumbai-based organization that uses specially trained dogs to help adults cope with developmental and psychiatric disorders, physical disabilities and behavioural/emotional problems through animal-assisted therapy.
According to them, interacting with animals provides an opportunity for emotional investment that is free of negative evaluation and not subject to being rejected. Having a therapy dog present in a session can create an environment that promotes positive interactions between children and adults.
All Creatures Great and Small (ACGS) is a non-profit animal sanctuary located in rural Haryana. ACGS believes that “animals have a right to a non-speciesist, cruelty-free life. They need to be recognised as sentient beings, no different from humans, and must be included in the global social justice movement along with all the other liberation movements.”
Amaru: The Self-Care Virtual Pet is a mobile game that supports your self-care habits through building a relationship with your very own virtual pet! You’ll feed, pet, and play with the adorable Amaru while also engaging in guided mindfulness exercises and journal activities that build focus and resilience to stress, anxiety, and depression.
Watching pet videos is a great way to improve your mood!