To work in partnership with select facilities to safely and effectively integrate the beneficial effects of the human/animal bond into a holistic approach to health care & education via Therapeutic Health Care visitation & Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) Literacy Mentoring programs.
We believe that our work is important and can lead to new paradigms of appreciation and respect for the human/animal bond as it relates to the full potential for health care and educational applications and benefits.
~ Our initiatives model quality and best practices from multiple fields.
~ We are committed to working with others and building alliances to achieve common objectives.
~ We value strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of endeavors and will not participate in projects which do not reflect this same commitment to reflective action.
~ We are open to new ideas and concepts that mesh with our vision, mission and core values.
~ We strive for high levels of competence and achievement for ourselves, and those with whom we work, through ethical practices.
~ We welcome opportunities to test contemporary solutions in applied settings.
~ We assume responsibility and accountability for our agreements and actions.
~ We value diversity and the different personal styles and perspectives that come with it.
~ We believe that disagreement is inherent in any process and realize that we may not always be able to resolve differences.
~ We value honesty, respect, trust and direct communication in all of our relationships.
~ Finally, we believe that teamwork, integrity, and humor are key ingredients to any successful endeavor