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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program Improves Sense of Hopefulness

Soul Friends, Inc, Horses Inspire Program has shown a demonstrated improvement in teens’ sense of hopefulness following a 6 week interactive therapy group. Soul Friends staff plans to continue research efforts to demonstrate effectiveness and improve the emotional lives of at-risk youth

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Therapy Dogs at Work and Play

Every day provides an opportunity for a lesson  learned in my life living with 4 therapy dogs – today the lesson  from Noah is REST.  As someone living with a chronic illness, while also trying to run a nonprofit  – my mind often forgets to slow down.  My body provides the daily reminder to stop moving,…

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Petflix Film Festival

Statewide nonprofit invites short film submissions to the first annual  Petflix Film Festival on November 21, 2009.  Celebrate your love of your pet dog, horse, cat and small animals and watch their story shown on the big screen.  Or celebrate the work of your therapy dog or therapeutic riding partner..  For more information download entrance…

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Therapy Dogs at Work and Play : Series 1

Soul Friends therapy dogs love their work.  Attached see a story on them at work with students at a school in CT.   During this session the most amazing thing happened with one boy living with autism spectrum who had participated in our program four months earlier.  He walked in for a special hello and his first…

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Soul Friends in the News

  Dogs Help Special Needs Children, Meriden Record Journal, February 16, 2007 Pet Loss, New Haven Register, April 2006 New Haven Register, March 2008 Article on the treatment of children who abuse animals Middletown Press, March 2008, Dogs help kids Hartford Courant, March 2008, Muffin and Bear help kids cope

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Updates :

Prepare yourself for a special Valentine Celebration Coffee and Martini Night.  THANK You for your support at the 4th Annual Chilly Dog Walk.   Thanks to our sponsors :  Webster Bank, Best Friends Pet Care; Paws Pet Resort; Sandbank Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Thomas Chin; Cheshire Veterinary Hospital; Southend Spirts; Owen’s Main Street Deli; Dragon Buffet;…

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