Pet Therapy

Anyone who has felt a connection with a pet and experienced that unconditional love, understanding, and acceptance, knows the value of a pet’s companionship.

Initially used in a mental health facility in the 1700s, and then again by the American Red Cross in military convalescent care after World War II, pets as therapeutic partners is a valued approach today in both the physical and psychosocial arenas.  These qualities make animals ideal therapeutic visitors for those living at Terra Vista.


Pet Therapy which uses companion animals offers humankind a vast range of gifts including:

  • Security
  • Companionship
  • Forgiveness
  • Comfort
  • Loyalty
  • Unconditional love

Terra Vista is pet friendly.  Please bring your friendly pets to come visit us!  


Meet Poseidon, a Portuguese water dog



Terra Vista is home to two bird aviaries showcasing a beautiful variety of doves, finches, and other specialty birds.


When you enter Terra Vista, you are welcomed by a gorgeous 300 gallon fresh water fish aquarium that is home to a variety of African Cichlids.  Visit our additional aquarium upstairs too!