Welcome to PAWsitive Recovery!
PAWsitive Recovery gives people in recovery and animals in shelters a new “leash” on life, helping them heal from the wounds of addiction, trauma, and abuse. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. Many of these individuals also struggle with mental health disorders and drug and alcohol abuse simultaneously. Drug abuse and addiction not only have an impact on people but can have an impact on animals as well.
What We Offer
Temporary Pet Foster Care for Individuals Seeking Treatment or those recovering from Domestic Violence
Pet Visits for People in Treatment Centers and Shelters
Volunteer/Community Service Opportunities at Shelters for those in Recovery or Healing from Domestic Violence
Animal Focused Therapy in Treatment Centers and Shelters
Animal Focused Workshops in Treatment Centers and Shelters
The Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy with man’s best friend, the dog, is proven to help treat people with mental disabilities, illness, and addiction. Dogs are intelligent, friendly, and trainable. Just being in the company of a dog causes the brain to increase serotonin, endorphins, and oxytocin.
- Temporary Pet Foster Care for Individuals Seeking Treatment or those recovering from Domestic Violence
- Pet Visits for People in Treatment Centers and Shelters
What recovery looks like