Animal-assisted Intervention



Animal-Assisted intervention is a form of treatment augmentation practice that uses the help of animals to aid in the physical and mental wellness of those who seek it. Globally, this practice has proved to aid and speed up treatment processes dramatically while also rendering warmth & joy to the patients.

Introducing the benefits of animal-assisted intervention in India, Animal Angels has been working relentlessly for the past 13 years to offer comfort, happiness and wellness through our selfless therapists – Animals. Animal Angels now brings its expertise to Swakaya for aiding in different therapies and further spreading their motto of ‘Wellness through Animals’.

We have been engulfed in a global pandemic and the uncertainty has taken a toll on the mental and emotional health of many people. Self-care has gained more importance than ever, and animal-assisted therapies bring in a motivating & grounding way to reduce stress, anxiety, depression & loneliness. Our animal therapists induce warmth & a feeling of belonging, boosting your self-esteem tremendously.

Swakaya offers a range of animal-assisted programs for kids, adults and the elderly. With focus on the wellbeing of our furry and pawed therapist as well as our patients, we ensure to provide a positive and happy environment for everyone involved.

Our programs are divided into two special categories:

A. Animal-assisted Therapies

Animal-assisted therapy enhances other treatment options where animals, such as dogs, cats and more, offer warmth, comfort, alertness, etc., to the patients.

In this, our human therapists alongside our four-legged therapists help in achieving physical, emotional and mental well-being of our patients. Numerous people seeking help from all age groups, suffering from trauma, intellectual & physical disability and more, are aided through our therapies. Our goal-oriented therapies are structured in accordance with the treatment you seek.

You can opt for individual as well as group therapy sessions at Swakaya.

B. Animal-Assisted Activities

General interaction with our four-legged therapists can enhance your mental and emotional wellbeing in general. In an environment that promotes stress-free activities and warmth, elevate your happiness quotient and through it, your overall health!

You can opt for individual as well as group therapy sessions at Swakaya.



A child’s mind is the most innocent form of human life. It is the building block of their intellect, their personalities and their future. Swakaya offers a complete range of therapies for children, including psychology, teen therapies, assistive therapies for children and more, with the help of animal-assisted intervention.

Animal-assisted activities, especially during the pandemic, have helped in the developmental processes & emotional building of children. While the situation has curbed their playtime & other activities, our furry therapists teach them about building new friendships, keep them active and away from gadgets they are always around. Let the growth begin in a happy and safe environment!


The life experiences and rich knowledge of old-age bring with it several unwanted conditions such as gradually stemming physical ailments, restricted movements, isolation, anxiety and more. Our animal-assisted therapies and interactive sessions help improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of the elderly by many folds.

With the onset of the pandemic, elderly people in various households have been gripped with a sudden loneliness and gloom. While stepping out remains unsafe for them, Swakaya offers a hygienic, safe and happy environment for them and our animal therapists help them relive stress, depression and loneliness.

People with Disabilities

Animals tend to bring out several positive changes in individuals with disabilities. They tend to induce the feelings of warmth, happiness and responsibility while also improving their functional abilities. Animal-assisted therapies and interactions at Swakaya are designed to help in the treatments and to ensure overall health and happiness of our patients with intellectual disabilities.