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Connecticut Humane Society
Pet Facilitated Therapy Program
Phone: 860-594-4502 ext.6309

The Connecticut Humane Society’s Pet Facilitated Therapy program is one of our public service programs. Through this program, individuals at facilities such as nursing homes, adult day care centers, hospitals for the mentally ill and others have the opportunity to interact with pets under the guidance of a trained volunteer.

Soul Friends
80 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
Contact: Kate Nicoll, LCSW
Phone: 203-679-0849

Soul Friends is a non-profit organization that was founded
with a mission to provide clinical animal assisted therapy and humane education to children and teens. Soul Friends staff have had specialized training in the art of incorporating AAT into clinical practice. Services include individual and group therapy, occupational therapy and humane education programs. We offer clinical visits in the home, hospital/
facility or office. We strongly believe that the magic of our soul friends, the animals, can provide healing to children living with loss, pain, illness, grief and trauma.

Tails of Joy Therapy Dog Program Connecticut
175 Adams Street, Manchester, CT
Contact: Terrie Carpenter • Phone: 860-742-8611

Tails of Joy is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed to provide network of dependable, caring volunteers committed to providing a therapeutic benefit through the use of animals to physically, emotionally, or mentally challenged people. Other goals are to provide support, training and education to those interested in Animal Assisted Therapy programs, and to connect volunteers with requesting facilities.

Tails of Joy was established in 1995. The group began with a few members making regular visits with their companion dogs to area nursing homes. Since then the Tails of Joy family has grown considerably and now provides therapy in a wide variety of facilities within Connecticut. Tails of Joy offers two levels of therapy visits: Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Improvement in the quality of life may come through increased social stimulation, tactile stimulation such as petting and touching, and improved morale and well being.