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PALS Program

"Pet Away Life Stress"


CAPS is excited to introduce our PALS Program:  Pet Away Life Stress! Through Animal Assisted interactions, the PALS program offers an opportunity for stress reduction for our student community. Animal Assisted interactions are consistently shown to decrease anxiety and feelings of self-reported loneliness. Animal Assisted interactions have also been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower heart rate, and reduce stress hormones in their human friends.

Students can participate in CAPS PALS programs through a variety of venues. Check out our calendar to find out times and locations!

We would also like to thank our community partners who share their furry friends: Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy (PRAAT)

If you are interested in organizing a PALS Event, please download and complete this form and send it back to Jennifer Penn, LCSW at 

If you have questions about this program, please contact us at (631) 632-6720.

Pause 4 PAWS!!


Check out our calendar for upcoming PALS programs!
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