Tails of Joy Animal Asssisted Therapy, Connecticut

Providing Therapeutic Benefit to People
Through the Use of Animals


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PLEASE NOTE
Tails of Joy members are all volunteers and response to email may not be immediate. We make every effort to respond to emails within a few days. If you do not get a response within 7 days it may mean that your email was not delivered and you should try again. Sending your email as plain as possible, without any emoticons, stationary or other unneeded attachments will increase the chances of delivery.

The majority of TOJ members are located in Central and Northeastern Connecticut, but we are spread across the state. As volunteers, our members choose where to visit based on their location and interests.

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For individuals who would like more information on getting involved with their pet

The About and FAQ pages of this web site have answers to many questions about providing animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapy with your pet. Additional information is available on the Pet Partners Program web site.

Guests are welcome at our monthly meetings which are an excellent opportunity to chat with members who visit in a variety of settings.

Located outside Connecticut? Please check the search page of the Pet Partners web site to locate an Affiliate Group, Evaluator or Pet Partner Team near you.

Facilities and Programs

Tails of Joy connects volunteers with requesting facilities and programs. Our members are volunteers and arrange their own visiting schedules based on their location, availability and interests. To help us provide our members with your opportunities please supply us with as much information as possible.

Located outside Connecticut? Please check the search page of the Pet Partenrs web site to locate an Affiliate Group or Pet Partner Teams near you.

Facilities or programs requesting AAA visits

Please email Taffy Wilcox (request@tailsofjoy.org) and include the following information:

  • Name and location of your facility or program
  • Type of visits (group, individual) desired
  • Type of participants expected (Adults, children, special considerations)
  • Time(s) of day and week that you would like visits

Facilities or programs requesting R.E.A.D. visits

Please email Caroline Gaetano (read@tailsofjoy.org) and include the following information:

  • Name and location of your facility or program
  • Type of visits (group, individual) desired
  • Number of participants expected and age range
  • Time(s) of day and week that you would like visits

Facilities or programs requesting Animal Assisted Activity visits at Special Events (Conferences, fairs, educational events, camps, etc.)

Tails of Joy members are pleased to participate in educational events and conferences. Please email Taffy Wilcox (request@tailsofjoy.org) and include the following information.

  • Name and location of your event
  • Date and type of event
  • Age range and number of expected participants

Please note: Tails of Joy is an all-volunteer organization. We will make every attempt to respond to your inquiries in a timely manner and will try to meet your needs as volunteers and resources are available. Thank you for your interest in Tails of Joy.

If you have a question on a topic not covered here or would like more information please email a related contact from the following list:

President Sandra Lok sllok@att.net
Class Information Susan Gagnon smgagnon@charter.net
Scheduling Pet Partner or
Intermountain Therapy Animals Evaluations
Beth Hajek eval@tailsofjoy.org
R.E.A.D. Program Caroline Gaetano read@tailsofjoy.org
Visit Requests Taffy Wilcox request@tailsofjoy.org


Send regular mail to:

Tails of Joy, Inc.
C/O Ellen Jennings
9 Iron Gate Lane
Cromwell, CT 06416

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Intermountain Therapy Animals

Tails of Joy is an ITA Affiliate Organization

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