There have been a lot of questions about Animal Assisted Therapy in long term care.
Dr. Mara Baun is
based in Houston and has done many studies on the benefits of companion animals. One study can be found at http://www.deltasociety.org/Document.Doc?id=314
In addition to being home for Dr. Baun, Houston is blessed to have several wonderful volunteer organizations
that can provide opportunities for residents of long term care to interact with animals.
listed on this page, have programs to make certain that the animals have been temperament tested, they are healthy and
that owners can handle their animals.
This is stictly a resource link. There is no attempt to promote one
group or program.