The Power of Paws

Studies have shown that simply petting an animal can lower blood pressure and heart rate, and lessen anxiety and depression. Exposure to friendly pets can also play an important role in patient treatment and recovery by relieving feelings of loneliness and isolation thereby providing a distraction from persistent pain.

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  • Meet Barbara Dayes, Paws 4 Love photographer!
    Barbara has served Paws4Love and Paws2Read for more than four years now as our photographer.
    Barbra says “It has been an honor to capture the moments and wordless emotion, support, happiness, and comfort surrounding our dedicated teams in our hospitals, libraries, airport terminals, schools, parades, and our many other community-outreach events. Unlike most human members, I don’t team with a dog because of my husband’s allergies, so I have spiritually adopted your pups. As I work to photograph our teams’ best working moments, I draw from several years of experience as a journalist and photographer to add to Paws4Love’s positively eclectic mix of humans and canines. When I’m not capturing or editing photographs these days, I am a middle school Math and English teacher and teen photography mentor with Washoe County School District.”
    Thank you Barbara for all of your PAWmazing work!

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Paws 4 Love
P.O. Box 20925
Reno, NV 89515-0925