Therapy Animals

Animal-assisted therapy benefits many, including children with autism or Asperger's Syndrome

Animal-assisted therapy is a popular form of treatment at Nature's Edge, where dogs, cats, horses (and many other animals!) help to engage our patients dealing with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and a number of other disorders. Good therapy animals come in many sizes and breeds.  What they all have in common is a people-oriented personality and a willingness to share their love.

Meet our stable of Wisconsin therapy animals!

Nature's Edge is home to a variety of animals who are specially trained to help our patients reach their therapeutic goals.  Please click below to meet the "staff" of our animal-assisted therapy programs!


Cats and Dogs

Our cats and dogs are key members of our animal-assisted therapy team.  Their enthusiastic...

Small Animals

These little guys help us out by taking over when therapeutic goals bring a therapy session inside.  Their presence during therapy reminds us...


Our horses undergo year-'round training and conditioning to keep them in top shape for hippotherapy.  Many of our patients become very attached to "their...

Other Four-Legged Friends

Yes, our stable of Wisconsin therapy animals includes a sheepllama and...