Furry Foundations Unleashing Possibilities and Discovering Abilities
Furry Foundations is an Animal-Assisted Therapeutic Intervention (AATI) program focused on developing skills and helping people discover their abilities and potential. Our intervention Specialist works in collaboration with parents, teachers and specialized teams to meet the needs and goals of the individual. It is designed to help persons of all ages with special needs and other life challenges. Our skilled professionals work one to one with participants and our specially chosen animal partners. The participants are actively engaged and learn through immediate experience. Each individual session is specially tailored to suit the participant’s specific therapeutic needs.
This program helps people improve:
Some examples of Program Activities and related skill building benefits:
Animal care: Encourages caring for self and others, empathy and nurturance
Learning about animals and nature: Provides understanding of one’s place in the world
Riding horses and donkeys: Increases balance, gross and fine motor skills
Navigating obstacle courses with the animals: Improves coordination, problem solving skills, self-confidence, frustration tolerance and sense of accomplishment
Animal training: Improves communication skills, ability to focus and promotes healthy, respectful relationships
Working closely with animals: Increases understanding of self and how one relates with others, increases awareness of feelings and behaviors, provides understanding of personal boundaries
For more information please contact us at 780-809-1047.