Save the Date!

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

Please mark May 31 on your calender for Therapy Animals of Utah Wags & Kisses Appreciation Picnic & Fundraiser! This event is in appreciation of our volunteers, and it’s family-friendly, dog-friendly and open to the public. There will be fun, food and activities for all – Adults, kids and dogs!
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Oh Mercy and More!

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

Here at Therapy Animals of Utah we believe in providing sound training, physician mentoring and follow-up support for each new volunteer. Jenny and her Goldendoodle Mercy (pictured on the left and below) are a new team having joined TAU in February. Marian and Toby, who recently received an award for
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Toby Sweet Toby

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

Here is award-winning Toby smiling for the camera and posing with the award he received at the Utah Recreation Therapy Association Conference in Ogden, cialis Utah, nurse on March 21. The Community Service Award recognized Toby for his sweet, loving demeanor and for his twelve years as a therapy dog.
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It’s all about the one

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

“It’s all about the one.” That’s what we can say about our work with Therapy Animals of Utah. It’s about the one child, find curled up and sleeping for the first time in days, thumb his fingers entwined in the topknot of the gentle black poodle breathing quietly beside him.
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TAU at SLC International Airport

February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

Freaked out about flying? Never fear, Therapy Animals of Utah is here! With storms causing delayed and canceled flights around the country, our first visit to the Salt Lake International Airport on February 21, 2014, couldn’t have come on a better day. Stressed travelers of all ages flocked to visit
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Sharing the Love

February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

On Valentine’s Day, two of our teams – Debbie Carr with William, and Stacy Grover with Quinn – were guest presenters for master’s students in The University of Utah College of Social Work’s “Animal-Assisted Interventions” class. This class helps graduate Social Work students learn how to partner with our therapy
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Saluting Sally Gale and Ogden Regional Medical Center

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

When Sally Gale, sickness Director of Volunteers at Ogden Regional Medical Center (ORMC), medicine headed up their animal-assisted therapy program in October 2011, she envisioned small lapdogs. The program got off to a big start when the first volunteer team was Therapy Animals of Utah member, Susan West and her
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Honoring Honey

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized by Director

When 7 and 1/2 year old Honey became registered as a therapy animal in July 2013, no one knew that her time to help others along their healing journey would be cut short due to health issues of her own. Honey was familiar with pain. When Honey’s handler Kristie rescued
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Pause for Paws at University of Utah College of Social Work

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized by Director

No, mind these happy handlers aren’t Santa’s elves. Santa can’t quite compare to the joy and stress-relief that these Therapy Animals of Utah volunteers brought to students at the University of Utah College of Social Work on December 11 and 12. The goal of the “Pause for Paws” event was
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Therapy Dog Gus

December 12, 2013 in Uncategorized by Director

August 19, 2013 marked Gus’s first therapy visit with Therapy Animals of Utah, and already his sweet and cheerful nature has touched many people. Five year old Golden Retriever Gus was rescued in April 2010. His handler Maureen lovingly refers to Gus as her “mender of broken heart” since he
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