Dr. Julie Ann Allender | Psychologist
Benefits of pet therapy – Warm Fuzzy Therapy
Who says therapy has to be scary, boring or something to hide? Dr. Allender’s approach is not novel. It is just something that we can now admit.
Dr. Allender believes animals need to be brought back into the American lifestyle She calls it the re-orientation of animals into American life. She believes they were removed mistakenly due to the American need for cleanliness and order and that the re-orientation is important to return to a healthier lifestyle. Animals historically have given comfort, love and been person’s best helper. We need them in our lives, parks, schools, nursing homes, restaurants, hospitals and wherever people are allowed to go.
The following are some of the wonderful benefits and experiences that Dr. Allender has experienced in her practice with her dogs. As a side note, she is not partial to only dogs. Unfortunately, she is allergic to cats.