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Introduction to Therapy Animals

Introduction to Therapy Animals

Animals of almost any kind - including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, and more - can become therapy animals. Through visits at seniors' homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, hospitals, and other facilities, these special animals bring comfort, learning, and fun to the people they reach.

Join us for an Intro to Therapy Animals class and find out what it takes to become part of an animal-assisted therapy team with your pet. You will learn:

  • What is animal-assisted therapy?
  • How do I know if my pet would be a good therapy animal?
  • What kinds of training do I and my pet need to be an animal therapy team?
  • How can I get involved with the Animal Ambassadors therapy visiting program?

This introduction is free, but registration is required. For information on class dates and times, please click here.
Humans only, please!

For more information or to register, please call (763) 489-2217 or contact the Training School online.

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Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
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    (763) 489-2222
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