About Pet Music Therapy

Pet Music Therapy is an innovative, interactive program that facilitates healing (physically, socially, and emotionally) of formerly abused/neglected pets, special needs pets, shy pets, senior pets, and hospice care pets. 

The program utilizes solo piano, harp, Native American flute, and guitar music to help pets heal from physical and emotional wounds/trauma (i.e.,. soothe anxiety, aide in physical, mental, and emotional healing - including but not limited to PTSD, C-PTSD, trauma, neglect, abuse and more). 

About Our Pet Music Therapy founder Stacey Lee Ritz:

  • Executive Director and Co-Founder of Advocates 4 Animals, Inc. (founded in 2002) - a 501c3 non-profit organization

  • Multi-Time CEVA Human-Animal Bond Award Winner

  • Companion Animal Behaviorist, Pet Behavioral Specialist, and Feline Behavior Consultant

  • Multi-Award winning writer. Stacey Lee has been a contributor to Dog Living, Cat Fancy, Subaru, and many additional publications

  • Best-Selling author of Covered in Pet Fur

  • More than a decade spent as a Certified Professional Pet Sitter, in addition to extensive work in Veterinary Hospitals, Pet Kennels, Animal Sanctuaries, and Animal Shelters 

  • Professional Pet Photographer (since 2002)

  • Musician 

  • Composer

  • Piano Teacher

  • Master's Degree in Education

  • Pet Music Therapist

  • A pioneer in providing therapeutic music for animals, Stacey Lee is also nationally acknowledged as a pioneer in animal rescue

  • Pet foster parent of intensive/critical care pets, hospice pets, and special needs pets (since 2002). Special experience with 2-legged and 3-legged animals, blind, diabetic, severe PTSD/anxiety, Felv+ and FIV+ cats, and senior pets 


"Music therapists are the artists that use music to prune and create new neural connections resulting in a beautifully crafted masterpiece."

-Elizabeth Stegemoller, Ph.D., MT-BC