© 2017 by Paws & Effect

DOGS DELIVERING

COMFORT & HEALING

At Paws & Effect we offer the unconditional love, comfort, and healing energy of registered therapy dogs to patients and students

in a variety of health care and educational settings.

We are an all-volunteer 501C(3) public charity dedicated to serving those who need us most.

Therapy dogs have helped launch an entirely new field of medical research over the past two decades, and doctors are now finding 

that interaction with animals can even increase people's level of the hormone oxytocin. Beyond all the scientific health research is the natural yet unexplainable capacity that dogs have to teach and give their gifts of compassion, forgiveness, and living in the moment.

It was their powerful holistic canine connection that prompted us to start the Paws & Effect organization.

WE SERVE

& SUPPORT

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

- Lao Tzu 

 

We are a 501C(3) non-profit on a mission to improve people's lives.

Your contribution to Paws & Effect provides life enhancing unconditional dog love and healing energy to those in need.

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BENEFITS

PROMOTES RELAXATION

DECREASES DEPRESSION

LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

IMPROVES RECOVERY RATE

INCREASES SOCIALIZATION

FOSTERS PLAYFUL ENVIRONMENT

FOSTERS NURTURING ENVIRONMENT

PROVIDES A SAFE AND SECURE ATMOSPHERE

DECREASES ANXIETY

LOWERS HEART RATE

DECREASES ISOLATION

INCREASES SELF ESTEEM

PROVIDES EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

IMPROVES REALITY ORIENTATION

INCREASES INTERACTION WITH OTHERS

FOSTERS POSITIVE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

 
FOR PATIENTS
FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

Our dogs provide a welcome respite from worry for family members. They deliver warm emotional comfort as well as a safe outlet for grief. Families also see their loved ones smiling and playing. Those moments provide hope, relief and a sharing of happiness during difficult times. It is clear to those who have had the experience of a therapy dog visit that a wagging tail can make all the difference in the world.

Our therapy dogs help to reduce the stress of being isolated in a medical care facility. When the patient interact with our dogs they momentarily forget they are ill and are provided with a sense of hope and well being. In some cases of traumatic injury or surgery, the dogs can play an integral part in the physical therapy process and building their confidence to become independent again.

FOR STUDENTS & CHILDREN
FOR STAFF & CARETAKERS

Students with challenges, either physical, mental or emotional, can benefit from a dog's trusting and loving nature. Dog's so not see disabilities or disfigurement - they are nonjudgmental and treat everyone equally and they serve as a positive role model for students and children. Learn more about our BARK program by clicking below.

Our therapy dogs provide a safe emotional outlet to nurses and doctors who experience stressful situations daily. Comfort animals make the work environment more warm and friendly, as well as provide relief to caretakers. Incorporating a therapy dog into patient care regularly can result in a strong bond between the therapy team and staff members. 

 

GET IN TOUCH

5725 Weed Road,

Plymouth, MI 48170

Tel: 734 - 812 - 9503

jan@pawsandeffectdogs.org