It's "paw-some" fun!

Rico's ROundup

Pet Therapy

Benefits of Pet Therapy

Animal interaction has incredible benefits for the elderly! Did you know Rico has the magic powers to help with:

Dogs provide companionship, reducing feelings of loneliness and depression in the elderly. The interaction can elevate mood and decrease anxiety.

Walking or playing with dogs encourages physical activity, promoting cardiovascular health and increased mobility. It can also help lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease.

Engaging with dogs can stimulate mental faculties, improving memory retention and cognitive function. It may also help in reducing the risk of cognitive decline.

Dogs act as social facilitators, encouraging interactions between the elderly and caregivers, family members, or other residents. This aids in fostering social connections and communication.

Taking care of a pet provides a sense of purpose and routine for the elderly, fostering a feeling of responsibility and fulfillment.

Petting a dog or spending time with them triggers the release of oxytocin and endorphins, reducing stress levels and promoting relaxation.

Overall, interaction with dogs enhances the overall quality of life for the elderly by offering unconditional love, comfort, and a source of joy and happiness.

Have you seen this face?

Rico doesn’t just get around the Rogue Valley, he’s all over the Internet, too! Follow the hashtag #WheresRico to see all the places he’d adventured to – and tag your photos with Rico to add to the digital scrapbook. 

Schedule a Visit

Want to Book Rico?

Interested in bringing Rico to your community? Reach out to us to coordinate a date below. 


Call our friendly team now for more information.