Welcome to our dedicated area for our animal therapy visits

We educate, amaze and inspire the young and the elderly by our ethical and engaging hands on animal encounters.

Our animal therapy sessions are designed to stimulate and engage, whilst promoting mental well-being.

Animal-assisted therapy sessions can; help bring people together, help people to see things with a different perspective and to cope in the most adverse situations. 

We find our work very rewarding, visiting places such as care homes for the elderly, children’s hospices and in pupil referral units. It is all about making people’s lives better! We offer three unique packages designed with something to appeal to everybody.

Bird Therapy

Our bird therapy visits are very interactive and educational. 

We will bring 6 different species of birds into your care home and allow your residents to view each bird, in turn, while being informed of the birds’ background. There will be opportunities for some of the birds to be handled by both residents and staff alike. Unfortunately, we do not allow people to touch our birds for animal welfare reasons, but the birds are happy to sit on your gloved hand. 

There will be smiles all round!.

The current birds in our ‘Bird Therapy Team’ are: Gonzo the Burrowing Owl, Ashlea the Ashy Faced Owl, Sheila the Laughing Kookaburra, Sam the White-Faced Owl, Reiver the African Spotted Eagle Owl and Skye our European Kestrel.

Exotic Mobile Zoo

Our Exotic Mobile Zoo therapy is an extremely hands on affair! We will visit your care home with a collection of our exotic animals and allowing residents to touch, hold, or, depending on how brave they feel, just look.

Animals that may attend include: Corn Snakes, Royal Python, Bearded Dragons, Leopard Geckos, Large Tortoises, Hissing Cockroaches and African Land Snails.

This is an interactive session with lots of fun and allowing LOTS OF INTERACTION.

Meerkat Vision Therapy

Our Meerkats will entertain anyone and everyone with their playful, mischievous behaviour.

Our Meerkats are not handle-able and are only used for viewing purposes only.

We will arrive 30 minutes before your session start time to allow us time to set our 6 x 6

foot enclosure up in a room convenient to you. 

Your residents can sit around the enclosure and be entertained by the non-stop antics of these adorable creatures.

Pepper the Miniature Pony Visit

Our miniature pony Pepper can visit your care home and visit your residents for a meet and greet and be pampered, because she is very small and is light weight we can take her around your home visiting residents in their own rooms, she can also go in lifts.

Jenny the Donkey Visit - still in training

Our donkey Jenny is in training and can visit your care home and visit your residents for a meet and greet and be pampered.

Due to her size we will only be able to stay on the ground floor.

Each session lasts for up to 1 hour and is ONLY £75.00 per session

We are based just outside Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. 

Travelling expenses may apply, see the map below.

Please fill out the contact form below for animal therapy enquiries

Traveling expenses may apply

Bradford Clean Air Zone
Bookings taken after the 26th October 2022 will also have to pay our Clean Air Zone charge of £9 for us to drive in to the clean air zone or through it to get to your venue.
The Bradford zone covers the area inside, and including, the Bradford outer ring road.
It also extends out along the Aire valley corridor, (Manningham Lane/Bradford Road and Canal Road area) to include Shipley and Saltaire.
The image below shows the boundary of the Bradford Clean Air Zone.
This charge will be applied to your invoice automatically.
Thank you for contacting us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Joe's Owl Encounters &Exotic Mobile Zoo
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