AAI – Animal Assisted Interventions


Commonly called “pet therapy” was born in 1792 when William Tuke encouraged his patients with mental disorders to take care of animals because he realized the many benefits they brought. From there, more and more in-depth studies on the human-animal relationship began. What are the AAIs? Why dogs? What benefits do they bring? Multidisciplinary team … Continue reading AAI – Animal Assisted Interventions

“No one sees you…we will”


This is a story of hope and, luckily, one that has a good ending. We are so relieved and proud to be able to share with you. The uncertain, sad life of 2 young dogs from Pico has now changed for the better, thank to the determination of 4 women that have committed themselves to … Continue reading “No one sees you…we will”

Fireworks fear with your dog or cat


New Year’s Eve has just passed, so why now this article? Because right now is a good time to start training and preparing your dog or cat scared of fireworks, loud noises or flashy lights. In this article: Fireworks fear in dogs and cats Training against fireworks fear Medication against fireworks fear Tips for New … Continue reading Fireworks fear with your dog or cat

Everything you need to know about adopting a dog


Are you thinking about getting a furry friend? In this article you will read 5 tips about adopting a dog. 1. Questions about adopting a dog 2. Choose a dog that fits you and your lifestyle 3. Places where you can adopt a dog 4. Adopting a dog from the shelter 5. Let rehoming be … Continue reading Everything you need to know about adopting a dog

Success stories: Madi & Karen


During my internship at CW Azores, I volunteered at the local dog shelter with Dania Tesei on Sundays. Here I came across three little puppies, dying for attention! I immediately connected strongly with one of them. While the other two got adopted, I couldn´t leave her behind. So I adopted the last puppy and named her Madi after … Continue reading Success stories: Madi & Karen