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“Dogs are not our whole life
but they make our lives whole.”


Pets4People is a project that aims, with the help of animals, bring greater physical, psychological and emotional well-being to people.

Our passion are dogs... our vocation is to serve and help people and the community.
We particularly focus on emotional and social issues related to stress, anxiety, lack of motivation and self-esteem, as well as many others. We work with docile dogs trained for this purpose and our interventions are governed by the principles of animal welfare.

Pets4People develops Dog Assisted Interventions: Therapies, Activities and Education.

Benefits of Animal-Assisted Interventions

The Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association defines the human-animal bond as "a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that positively influences the health and

well-being of both."​

Social skills can be stimulated, the presence of the animal increases motivation, provides social support, is a source of affection and positively influences self-esteem. 

Numerous scientific studies suggest that living with companion animals can benefit children's physiological, cognitive and emotional development. In the presence of animals, anxiety and stress levels decrease, depressive symptoms improve, as well as cardiovascular parameters through a decrease in blood pressure (Fine, 2000).


One Health/One Health

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes that the health of people is linked to the health of animals and the environment, and aims to achieve optimal health outcomes through the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their environment.

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers health to be a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”.

The collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of both approaches offers unique opportunities for professionals from multiple disciplines to collaborate locally, nationally and globally to achieve optimal health for people, animals and the environment.  

The WHO's reference to emotional and social states emphasizes the strong link between animal welfare and human health.

One Health and One Well-being are relevant concepts for Animal-Assisted Interventions, whose objectives are similar: improving health, well-being and human functioning. (

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