5 Mental Health Care Goals for the New Year

5 Mental Health Care Goals for the New Year

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min 9 sec
With the end of the year approaching, you’re probably thinking about resolutions you want to make. Resolutions, big or small, can often be hard to keep! Let’s look at a new approach… 5 mental health care goals to create positive change!

How to Behave Around Service Dogs in Public

How to Behave Around Service Dogs in Public

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min 18 sec
Thousands of people rely on Service Dogs to live independently. For individuals with a disability, their Service Dog is their lifeline. It can be frustrating when others are not well informed regarding How to Behave Around Service Dogs in Public! ASP is here to help.

Top 10 Best Pets For Kids

Top 10 Best Pets For Kids

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min 37 sec
Bringing a domestic pet into your family can be rewarding and impactful! Having a pet is also a significant commitment and lifestyle change. Each stage of development with children brings different perspectives and challenges. Let’s look at the top 10 best pets for kids and the most important things to consider about each.

Pros and Cons of Giving Pets as Gifts

Giving Pets As Gifts: Pros and Cons

*Estimated Read Time: 8 min 23 sec
Does adding an animal companion to the family sound like an exciting idea for the Holidays? Before you make any decisions, you should know the Pros and Cons of Giving Pets as Gifts!

Why Am I Depressed During the Holidays?

Why Am I Depressed During the Holidays?

*Estimated Read Time: 5 min 47 sec
The holiday season can bring happiness and cheer, but it can also elicit quite opposite emotions. Mental health challenges are prevalent for many in the fall and winter months. Learn to recognize the signs of holiday depression and 5 ways to successfully cope.

The Best Black Friday Pet Deals of 2021

The Best Black Friday Pet Deals of 2021

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 27 Sec
It’s the most wonderful time of year because Santa PAWS is coming to town! We’re here to make sure that your pet’s wish list gets all the love it deserves with our gift guide for 2021.

How Thankfulness Leads to Happier Living

How Thankfulness Leads to Happier Living

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 15 sec
As the holiday seasons approach many people are filled with expectations of festive joyful times with friends and family. Unfortunately, many others struggle with extra anxiety, depression, or loneliness around this time of the year. Research shows that a bit of thankfulness can help lift the spirits and bring a new perspective for all!

New PAWS Law Helps Veterans Obtain Service Dogs

New PAWS Law Helps Veterans Obtain Service Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 11 min
On August 25, 2021, President Biden signed a very necessary law into effect: Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. For several years, veterans support groups have lobbied for these seemingly forgotten heroes to get the extra support they need. It has been a long time coming, but the PAWS act is a very hopeful and necessary beginning.

Cuddling a Pet Reduces Stress!

Cuddling a Pet Reduces Stress

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min 29 sec
When we reach our emotional breaking points, we may feel unable to effectively recharge or reset. Studies have shown cuddling a pet reduces stress! Discover the many mental health benefits of petting a furry friend.

All You Need to Know About Psychiatric Service Dogs

All You Need to Know About Psychiatric Service Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min
What is a Psychiatric Service Dog? Do you qualify for one? How do you get one? If you have any of these questions (and more), this article is for you. ASP explains all you need to know about Psychiatric Service Dogs.