Pet Connections is a unique program that connects animals and people with disabilities. Created in 2012, Pet Connections offers a wide array of services based on three main outlets: animal-assisted activities, animal-assisted therapy, and animal-assisted education. Innovative and groundbreaking, Pet Connections creates new opportunities in employment, creative expression, social and self-esteem building, and physical development.

We’ve partnered with local organizations to enhance the recreational, social and career opportunities for the people we support. Pet Connections is proud to have formed partnerships with the Active Academy After School Tales for Tails, the Ontario County Health Facility, the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Finger Lakes Pet Resort, and a number of local businesses. Participants in Pet Connections visit these organizations with registered therapy dogs to share the benefits of working with animals with the community.

Contact: JoEllen Schaefer at 585.919.2118