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Tails of Joy Animal Assisted Therapy
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Providing Therapeutic Benefit to People
Through the Use of Animals

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

Here For You Even When We Can't Be Together


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Meet The Tails of Joy Teams

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UConn Life: Dog Therapy UCTV Channel 14






Tails of Joy

Our member teams visit with people in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities. Handlers with additional volunteer training participate in hospice programs providing end-of-life comfort, while others visit in schools and children's facilities, participating in reading and educational programs.



While visiting is done as a team, the pet is the star of the show.


Want To Get Involved?

TOJ welcomes members who are registered with a nationally recognized animal therapy organization and those who are in training to become registered teams.

Attend a Tails of Joy Meeting 
We encourage you to attend Tails of Joy meetings, which are an opportunity to talk with registered therapy team handlers and to ask questions.

Therapy Dog Training Classes
are forming now - learn more about getting involved with Animal Assisted Activities & Animal Assisted Therapy with your dog. Classes offered in Farmington and Manchester.