Through animal contact with the elderly we can promote physical and mental benefits through animal-assisted therapy. The use of animals in institutions like ours aims to provide anxiety and stress reduction, assists in motor coordination and increases socialization. In this activity we count on the support of the Tijucas Military Fire Brigade. They help us by bringing healthy, well-trained animals that like to be cared for. The choice of animal for this therapy is essential as they need to have a kind, non-aggressive temperament. The results of this activity are visible on the faces of our elderly. Our sincere thanks to the Military Fire Brigade of Tijucas.