Healthier People, Healthier Pets, Healthier Communities

Promoting Wellness Through Our Animal Assisted Education

Hearts and Paws

Animal Assisted Activities

Strengthening the human-animal bond can help a wide array of people. Having a safe space where dogs and people can interact and learn from one another is what sets our Healing Hearts & Paws program apart from other programs. Dogs and their owners get the benefit of socialization with other dogs and people, and clients in our program get the benefits of unconditional dog love, attention and exercise to help them gain balance in their lives.
Our programs seem to be especially helpful to those dealing with Anxiety/Depression, PTSD, and/or traumatic events. Simply being around the dogs in our care can have a calming effect, lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety and heart rate, and helping to create a safe environment in which to heal.
We provide both individual and/or group animal assisted activities that are tailored to the needs of each client and/or group. Walking, petting, brushing, or simply just being with the dogs to help with anxiety can all be part of an individualized program. For more information on setting up a program with us, please contact us to set up a consultation for help getting started on the path to a healthier you!


Animal Assisted Education

“Happiness is a warm puppy” ~Charles Schultz~

What if kids missed the opportunity to experience this happiness because they didn’t have any dogs available to them? What if they were afraid of dogs and had no way to work through that issue? What if kids had the opportunity to learn and interact with dogs of all different shapes, sizes, energy levels, and abilities? What if the kids could teach the dogs and the dogs could teach the kids?!

Welcome to Canine Care Camp

at The Blue Moose Animal Therapy Center!!

Kids have the opportunity as a class to come to our Center and learn about caring for dogs in our unique environment. Our camp helps kids learn what is involved in the daily care of dogs at our Center, while meeting a variety of Alaska State Educational Standards applicable to their grade level. Math is much better with dogs, and who doesn’t want to read a book about Charlie the dog to Charlie the dog?!?! (Charlie did….over and
over again!!!)

Our partnership with our school district has given us the opportunity to create programs that help keep kids active and engaged while meeting their personalized learning goals. We work with teachers to set attainable goals and objectives for each session, and camps can range from one visit to multiple visits throughout the school year.

Please contact us for more information about setting up a Canine Care Camp specifically designed for your class.

Our Canine Care Camp is just one example of the programs and partnerships that we are continually developing within our community. Thanks to the willingness of our Bed & Biscuit parents, the dogs staying with us in our Center can be placed into our educational programs if they meet the necessary requirements. Healthier People, Healthier Pets, Healthier Communities is truly the goal of our team at the Blue Moose!!

Community Partners