Therapy dogs give kids courage to speak with Paws to Read

Reprinted from Kearney HubBy RICK BROWN Hub Staff Writer | Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015 11:33 am Paws to ReadAbby Racer, 8, pets Gretel after reading to her during Paws to Read at Kearney Public Library. Claudia Murr, Gretel’s owner, said she teaches through...

Paws on Approach to Health

Reprinted from the Kearney Hub By MARY JANE SKALA Hub Staff Writer | Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014 1:00 am   Kusek JOYCE KUSEK of Ashton enjoys her snuggle with Coulee owned by Marla Bouton. Bouton, a volunteer in the pet therapy program, co-owns Hilltop Pet Clinic...

2009 Freedom Award

SHS Animal Assisted Programs has been nominated several times for the 2009 Freedom Award given out by the Kearney Hub. The nominiations were for the visits to the Kearney Public Library and nursing homes in the area. Visit the recent Kearney Hub article highlighting...

Welcome to the AAP Online website

We are glad you stopped by to visit.  The Kearney Area AAPOnline.org website is currently undergoing a much needed “technology enhancement.”  Please feel free to browse around and see what is going on with the program. This program is a group of volunteers...
Animals in Action

Animals in Action

Animal Assisted Therapy Program Medical professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the therapeutic and soothing effects animals have on patients. A growing number of clinical studies are proving that animals contribute to physical health by lowering blood...

Notes of Appreciation

Jude and Schatzi were recognized for their work at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon by this note of appreciation received from a family member of a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital: Animal Assisted Therapy – Jude and therapy dog Schotzy made a world of...

Neco & Brighton

In the fall of 2001 Larry, our then puppy Neco and I attended the Samoyed Nationals in Denver. That was when we first heard about pet therapy. We were so captivated by the numerous stories and upon returning to Kearney immediately started training to become certified....