Research has shown that donkeys can form lifelong friendships
and have the ability to experience emotions. Donkeys are
smaller and less intimidating than some farm animals allowing
someone with no animal experience to get close to them.  They
are naturally calm animals, often choosing to stand stoic in a
crisis while deciding what to do.
Pine Harbor Therapy Visit
Therapy visit at Pine harbor
Momma and her baby at Pine Harbor
Visiting friends
Pine Harbor visit
Spreading smiles in the nursing homes
Visiting Clinton County Nursing Home
The girls at Clinton County Nursing Home
Donkeys saying hello
Clinton County Nursing home Christmas Cheer
Christmas Season Clinton County Nursing Home
Sae-Jin at Clinton County Nursing Home
Emotional Support

Increased self-esteem

A dependability of character- animals provide unconditional love

Feelings of security or safety

Touch, relaxation and health

Exercise, play and fun

Social facilitation

A sense of nurturing

Aesthetic pleasure.
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Thera-Pets Program
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Firecracker & Holly visiting on a visit at the
Clinton County Nursing Home
Ken & Sue with Celeste visiting Kermit at his
Ellie Jamaica's Foal with Holly and Ken visiting CVPH
Home visit to Kermit Irwin's  home
Plant Kindness