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Helping others cope when facing life's challenges.

Welcome to Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy

At Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy, our registered pet therapy teams strive to enhance the well being for those in need through the healing effects of the human-animal bond. We provide services at acute, subacute and extended care health care facilities. We also provide services to correctional institutions.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Award winning services to an expanding scope of settings for those who need it most...

Healing hearts...one visit at a time

About Us

What We Do

Pet therapy evaluations

Community Outreach and Education

Visits to clients and families in facilities

What is Pet Therapy?

Pet therapy is a growing field that uses dogs, cats, horses and other animals and the healing power of the human-animal connection to help people recover from or better cope with health problems resulting from heart disease, stroke, cancer, major trauma and mental health disorders.

What are the benefits of

Pet Therapy?

Pet therapy has scientifically established benefits. Those who benefit may include patients, family and other caregivers and even health care professionals at facilities or other locations visited by our registered teams.

Here are a few of the more important benefits:

Physical Health

  • Release of endorphins (‘feel good’ chemicals released from the brain) that have a calming effect

  • Relaxation

  • Reduction in physical pain

  • Potential reduction of need for medication to manage pain and anxiety

  • Lowering of blood pressure

  • Improvement in overall cardiovascular health

 

For Mental Health

  • Increase in verbal communication

  • Improvement in interaction with others including productive interaction with healthcare professionals and care givers

  • Increase in overall socialization, sense of community

  • Reduction in feelings of isolation and alienation

  • Reduction of depression

  • Reduction of anxiety

  • Motivation for the client to recover faster

 

Facilities Served

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center; Seattle, WA

- Virginia Mason Hospital

Acute care hospital

- Bailey-Boushay House

Serves patients with HIV/AIDS and those who need end-of-life care for cancer, Huntington's disease, ALS and other conditions

  • CHI Franciscan - Highline Medical Center; Burien, WA

Acute care hospital

  • Regency Care Center; Monroe, WA

Assisted living facility

  • Brookdale Monroe; Monroe, WA

Assisted living facility

  • Washington State Department of Corrections

- Monroe Correctional Complex; Monroe, WA

State prison facility

Partnership with the

Washington State Department of Corrections

Monroe Correctional Complex

Inmates in our correctional facilities are frequently a forgotten population. Rehabilitation can be impeded if additional resources are not provided to promote recovery and physical/mental/spiritual well-being. Pet therapy can provide additional support for recovery and well-being for inmates. 

 

In 2017, Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy initiated a new program serving 4 facilities in the State of Oregon Department of Corrections. After moving operations to Washington State, Triple B Foundation is now providing services to inmates at Washington State's largest correctional institution, Monroe Correctional Complex, in Monroe, Washington with a capacity of 2,400 male inmates. We are the only equine pet therapy team currently providing services at a Washington State Department of Corrections facility. Our pet therapy teams make visits to several individual units within the Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC) including the Special Offender's Unit (SOU) and Washington State Reformatory (WSR). 1:1 encounters with inmates occur in each of these units. Our teams also participate in family friendly events at the MCC.

Monroe Correctional Complex - Monroe, Washington

Partnership with Bailey-Boushay House

Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy now provides services at Virginia Mason Medical Center's Bailey-Boushay House. Triple B Foundation's visits will initially focus on clients in Bailey-Boushay's licensed, 35-bed skilled nursing home. Bailey-Boushay's inpatient program provides end-of-life care for people HIV/AIDS and other patients with other complex conditions, including ALS, Huntington’s Disease and cancer. 

Visits by Triple Foundation's miniature horse teams will promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being among this special population of clients that are often forgotten and marginalized. 

 
 
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Make a Difference

We rely on substantial aid from generous people like yourself who care to make a difference. Our nonprofit corporation depends on the generosity of benefactors like you. Every cent you decide to contribute makes a big difference in the world. Once your donation is received, a receipt will be mailed or e-mailed to you.

You may donate by mail with a check payable to Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy:

36121 160th St. SE

Sultan, WA 98294

or

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Triple B In the News

October 12, 2019

CHI Highline Medical Center Foundation Gala

Triple B Foundation’s work is featured during this annual gala. See Brian Hohstadt, President of Triple B Foundation, and Streaker, one of Triple B’s pet therapy miniature horses, at 2:43 minutes in the video.

March 19, 2018; KIVI TV/ABC Channel 6 Boise

Miniature horse provides therapy for patients at Saint Alphonsus

It doesn’t matter what he’s wearing, from fedora to boots, or naked, when 8-year-old Baxter and his handler Brian Hohstadt strut into a room they are surrounded like a pair of celebrities. 

November 2, 2017; East Oregonian;

Tiny horse brings unconditional love to inmates

Therapy harnesses power of animal-human connection

Video for East Oregonian story -

May 18, 2017; LaGrandeAlive.TV;

Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy is featured

Select image to play video

Saint Alphonsus in Boise had an unlikely four-legged visitor Thursday afternoon stopping by patients' rooms. Standing at 32 and 1/2 inches tall and weighing only 150 pounds, Domi - a therapy mini horse, has a big job.

September 08, 2016; KTVB News, Boise, Idaho;

Domi visits St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise

October 21, 2016; Mix 106 Radio, Boise, Idaho;

Domi, the Therapy Mini Horse, Visits the Mix Morning Show

The Mix Morning Show had the pleasure of meeting one of the greatest horses ever, Domi! Domi, is a mini therapy horse that visits St. Alphonsus once a month to bring a little cheer to the long term patients. From children to adults, Domi’s calm nature and overload of cuteness brings so much happiness!

Testimonials and Recommendations

Odette Bolano, BSN, MHA, FACHE

President

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Boise, Idaho

Other Testimonials

Wildflower Lodge - Assisted Living/Memory Care

La Grande, OR

Snake River Correctional Institution - State of Oregon

Ontario, OR

 
 
 
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Foundation
for Pet Therapy

36121 160th St. SE 
Sultan, WA 98294

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360-722-0472

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