Tails of Joy Animal Asssisted Therapy, Connecticut

Providing Therapeutic Benefit to People
Through the Use of Animals

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Tails of Joy members volunteer throughout Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties and neighboring towns in Connecticut.

Membership Levels

Tall Tails is now available on the Documents section of the Members-Only portion of our website.

Membership in Tails of Joy

Next Meeting

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7PM

Guest Speaker
Dr. Amy Matthews of Frontier Wellness Center in Granby

Our Companions Program Center
34 Sanrio Drive, Manchester, CT 06042


Meetings are held monthly, except January and during the summer, usually on the first Saturday of the month. Holiday weekends may alter the schedule. Guests are welcome.

Animal Assisted Activity

Meeting Schedule

January —no meeting

February 3
Our Companions Program Center






Dates and location are subject to change, please check back to verify as the day gets closer.

Benefits of Membership in Tails of Joy

  • Pet Partner and Intermountain Therapy Animal evaluation/re-evaluation at no cost by our member evaluators.
  • Mentoring by an experienced therapy team handler.
  • Support and information exchange with other members.
  • Coverage under Tails of Joy insurance policy for volunteer pet visiting activities.
  • Educational Events.

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Membership Levels

All memberships are from July 1 to June 30th. Membership dues for members joining between January 1 and June 30 are one-half of the yearly dues.

Becoming actively involved does not require that you have a purebred companion animal or an animal of a specific size. We try not to place any time constraints on our members and ask only that you spend a couple of hours each month providing AAA / AAT.

Membership Application in PDF format

Incident and Accident Reporting Policy PDF

Registration Evaluations are offered several times a year.

Please contact Beth Hajek for current evaluation schedule.

Almost any type of animal can provide AAA / AAT when trained properly. Each evaluating program has their own requirements and restrictions. TOJ evaluators conduct evaluations for dogs, cats and rabbits.


Individual Membership $40.00

Family Membership $50.00
Two or more members in the same family. Children must be between 12 and 17 years old.
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Intermountain Therapy Animals

Tails of Joy is an ITA Affiliate Organization

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