What Is A Therapy Animal?

A therapy animal possesses the necessary skills and temperament to facilitate therapy under the direction of a health care or human service professional. Therapy animals partner with, and are owned by, their volunteer handlers, not by the organizations they serve.

ITA Programs

Our volunteers and their animals participate in a variety of animal-assisted interactions at healthcare and education facilites.
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ITA Affiliate Partners

From coast to coast, our colleague organizations embrace ITA’s same high standards for training, testing and performance. We are proud of our association with them. Click below to find a group near you. .
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R.E.A.D. Program

Reading Education Assistance Dogs help children all over the world improve their literacy and communication skills.
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Our events assist with fundraising, promoting our efforts, and recognizing those responsible for making our programs successful.
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About ITA

Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) is a non-profit organization founded in Salt Lake City in 1993

ITA alone has over 300 therapy teams who visit over 100 facilities spending time with individuals who are in need and going through some of the most difficult experiences of their lives.

We provide animal-assisted interactions and therapies to the communities in Utah, Idaho, and Montana and we have affiliate organizations across the US.

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