ADAPTIVE PET STRATEGIES
Tips, strategies, and resources for overcoming physical, physiological, and cognitive barriers to pet care
PROVIDING YOU WITH TOOLS FOR PERSONALIZED PET CARE STRATEGIES
Companionship with animals is beneficial for both mental and physical health. On this site, we strive to provide you with strategies, resources, and recommendations to help you choose the right pet for your unique needs and develop pet care plans.
We address physical, psychological, or cognitive challenges that may affect your ability to care for a pet in the "traditional" sense. These resources have been developed from a thorough needs assessment in this area that combined research literature with the perspectives of both occupational therapists and people facing physical/psychological/cognitive limitations.
CHOOSING A PET
Pet care strategies starts with finding the right pet for you and your lifestyle. While temperament and energy levels vary between animals as personalities do between people, generalized information about breeds, ages, and size may help you narrow down your search
PET CARE STRATEGIES
Pet care is different for every pet and every owner. We have put together information and videos to help you learn tips and tricks for taking care of your animals in ways that are best for you both!
Equipment and tools that you can buy in stores or make at home may make a significant difference in caring for your pet!
We have compiled a list of resources for many areas of pet ownership and care including: pet care guides, financial planning and aid, and locating local animal organizations and support
MORE ABOUT US
I created this website to complete my doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy. Through my academic career I discovered that resources and knowledge are limited when it comes to education, strategies, and resources on how to care for pets when someone has a physical, psychological, or cognitive limitation. My pets have been such a central part of my life and I do not want anyone to miss out on the wonderful relationships you build with pets.
This site is sponsored by Moses Ark Rescue and Sanctuary, located in Menomonie, WI. Moses Ark is a rescue that strives to find loving and enriching homes for animals of all abilities and backgrounds.