Meet the Team
Lady Maya Ravenna Haley-Rezac
Animal Assisted Therapy Canine In Training
Maya is an American Chocolate Labrador Retriever born 11/25/2017 and named for Cost Maya, Mexico, we love the history of this hidden city just now being uncovered. Maya in Nepali means "love", Persian "generous", Vedic "power and wisdom", Hinduism "goddess of wealth, prosperity and love". The contextual meaning of Maya in Atharvaveda is "power of creation" which is held in may Greek Mythologies and that "wisdom and power enabling its possessor, or being able itself, to create, devise, contrive, effect, or do something". 2018 is a year believed to be strong for creating positive change and energy which is why we felt this name fitting. Her middle name, Ravenna, is from a romantic city in Italy that is known for beauty with Byzantine mosaics and rich in history and also considered a form of Raven which is a powerful spiritual symbol where it's appearance marks times to give serious consideration to the messages coming your way. Maya has already shown herself to amazingly calm, loving and healing. She is incredibly smart and learns quickly.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) have become increasingly popular in healthcare settings as the therapeutic benefit of improving treatment outcomes and quality of life is being realized. Dogs are particularly suited for this work because of their long history of living and working with humans, and their ability to be trained. Our therapy dogs are eager and willing to assist in your therapy; however, interaction with them is completely optional and we are sensitive to persons with allergies or aversions to dogs.
Animal assisted therapy (AAT) is defined by the Delta Society as a goal-directed intervention in which an animal that meets specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise and within the scope of practice for his/her profession. AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.