Phoenix Children’s Animal Assisted Therapy program was created 25 years ago to aid in patient children. Research shows this therapy provides positive physical and emotional benefits, like reducing stress levels and invoking a sense of well-being. AAT acts as a catalyst to motivate patients to help themselves. A child will happily take a dog for a walk, or throw the animal a ball, forgetting their pain for a little while and moving closer to going home. For more information visit phoenixchildrens.org.http://phoenixchildrens.org.