Who is PeTS?
The Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta (PeTS) is a registered not-for-profit organization that provides free pet therapy services to facilities in and around Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Our human volunteers take their personal dogs and cats to assisted-living facilities, hospitals, corporate offices, senior-living apartments, prisons, airports, schools, libraries, and other locations, to give others a chance to interact with the animals.
What is Pet Therapy?
Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a client and a designated animal, in medical and non-medical settings. Interacting with animals can help reduce pain, anxiety, stress, depression, and fatigue in people.
The therapy animal is handled by his/her owner, who is present during the visit and acts as an advocate for the safety and well-being of the client and the therapy animal.
Meet Some of Our Pet Volunteers
Each month we feature a few of our pet volunteers. We could not do it without them!
We love having The Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta teams in our facility! The dogs are very well screened and trained. They bring so much happiness to patients and families and provide welcome distractions when they need them the most!
These incredible pups provide wags, wiggles, cuddles and more to the many families staying at a Ronald McDonald House.They make the Houses feel even more like a home-away-from-home as families are missing their own furry friends when seeking medical treatment away from home. They also help families relax and feel comfort after long days at the hospital.These patient pups are doing an amazing job bringing smiles to families and we wanted to share those smiles with all of you!