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Volunteers and Pets Visiting Health Care Facilities

On practically any day of the week you can find Delta San Antonio volunteers and their special pets visiting many area health care facilities that participate in the Animal Ambassadors Program.
Animal-assisted activities are basically the casual "meet-and-greet" activities that involve pets visiting people. The same activity can be repeated with many people, unlike a therapy program that is tailored to a particular person or medical condition.
Animal-assisted therapy identifies specific goals and objectives for each individual, and progress is measured.
The Delta Society’s® outreach program, Pet Partners®, trains and registers volunteers and their pets to visit in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. The Society’s Service Dog Center provides referral, advocacy, and education about animals that assist people with disabilities.
Local affiliates such as Delta San Antonio with its Animal Ambassadors Program help to improve the lives of the elderly, disabled persons, psychiatric patients, and abused, neglected and hospitalized children through pet visits and therapy programs.
The affiliates also provide other community services including grief support for pet owners and educational outreach presentations.
Pet visitation, animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy are provided to the community in partnership with local health care facilities including Air Force Village Health Care Center, Children's Shelter of San Antonio, Golden Manor Jewish Home, Incarnate Word Retirement Community, San Antonio State Hospital, Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, Santa Rosa Skilled Nursing Unit, The Fredericksburg, Villa Serina, and Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center.
Delta San Antonio's
PO Box 460757, San Antonio, TX 78246 (210) 614-6734