Studies show that simply the nature of certain animals make them instinctive healers for humans, providing unconditional love, emotional presence, and true companionship. It’s no wonder Moose is spoiled by all the residents, and even by family members that come to visit.
Another benefit of having Moose is a monthly group excursion to Petco. While Moose is groomed and pampered, residents love picking out new toys and treats for Moose, and interacting with other animals in the store.
We’ve also seen first-hand the positive impact that Moose has had on our residents. Pet therapy has been known to keep residents active, boost well-being, and help improve health issues including high blood pressure and anxiety.
The benefits of pet therapy for seniors are abundant and may include:
"People are just drawn to Moose. He's so lovable and everyone wants to love on him. Moose is everybody's baby at Three Rivers."