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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations

Mission: Keystone Pet-Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) is organized to promote animal assisted therapy and activities by recruiting, educating, and coordinating volunteers with the facilities, social agencies, and special needs programs whose clients may benefit from the healing and rehabilitating effects of the human/animal bond.

Programs: Promotion of animal assisted therapy and activities by recruiting, educating and coordinating volunteers with the facilities, social agencies, and special needs programs whose clients may benefit from the healing and rehabilitating effects of the human/animal bond. The unconditional love of our pets is shared with those of all ages and walks of life. Those served by our specially trained volunteers and pets include special-needs children and adults, adults in retirement facilities, hospital patients, and other organizations that request our volunteers and their pets. Persons benefiting varies.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am the program director for a school-based Boys and Girls Club site. We have been so lucky to have a KPETS volunteer join our program this school year. Over the course of the year, Kathy and her wonderful dog, Jazz, have worked with groups of our students to improve their reading skills. Over a series of weeks, the students are able to take turns reading to Jazz, which makes them less nervous than reading with an adult. The students are exposed to other crafts and dog-related activities as well. It is truly a great incentive to deepen their interest in reading, and the program is reaping results as well- a teacher of a current participant just came to me and said, "I don't know what you're doing with [name removed for privacy], but keep it up because her test scores are rocketing up!"