If you have dreamed of volunteering with your animal, or even if you don’t have an animal but would like to volunteer, or if you’re currently a volunteer but would like to refresh your skills, then the Fur-Real Hands-On Handler Practicum is for you!
The name of the class “Fur-Real Hands-On Handler Practicum” is new, but Therapy Animals of Utah (TAU) has been teaching these principles and techniques for the past 20 years.
Mark your calendar – March 30, 2017, is Love Utah Give Utah day! This is an entire day of online giving to help support great non-profit organizations in Utah, such as Therapy Animals of Utah.
If you’ve ever had a pet, you know that there are times when an animal’s unconditional love can comfort one like no person can. Our therapy animals have helped give patients (young and old alike) something to look forward to, have been the cause of a troubled teen’s first smile in a facility, helped youngsters overcome a fear of dogs, and have been just the encouragement that was needed for a person who’s been silent to speak again.
While many of us might be stressed about gift shopping or planning holiday dinners and parties, many others are facing another type of stress. ‘Tis the season for finals, and many college students are feeling stressed about it. Not only is the pressure of finishing papers and passing final exams on their minds, but for many it’s their first time away from home and away from a beloved pet. That’s a great opportunity for Therapy Animals of Utah to step in and lend a loving, relaxing paw.