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Just For You!

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Giving Fur-iends

Call us today!

Help us give with these stuffed therapy fur-iends! Send one, five, or 24 stuffed dogs accompanied by a book to give to patients at a facility of your choice!

  • Give a gift of $25 and we will send 1 cuddly fur-iend and a book to a patient at a facility of your choice, or as a gift to any child you request!

  • Give a gift of $100 and we will send 5 sweet fur-iends and books!

Call Intermountain Therapy Animals at

(801) 272-3439 to send some cuddly Fur-iends!

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Team Screenings

Sunday, March 13th (Retesting Teams)

Sunday, March 27th (New Teams)

We need volunteers to help with the team screenings! The volunteer shifts are:
Morning shift: 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Afternoon shift: 12:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
OR if you choose to stay all day we will buy you lunch!

To sign up for a team screening or volunteering, contact Karen Burns: OR (801) 272-3439

Location: ITA Office
4050 S. 2700 E. Salt Lake City, UT


Dog Language Class

Thursday, February 17th​

Tuesday, April 19th

6:30 - 9:00 P.M.

Continuing Education Class:

Understanding Dog Language by Catherine Cookson

Thursday, February 17th 2022 at 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.

Tuesday, April 19th 2022 at 6:30 to 9:00 P.M.

at the ITA Office (4050 S 2700 E in SLC)

All teams are required to take this class within their first year of volunteering.

If you have already taken it, you do not need to sign up again, but you are welcome to.

If you have never taken this class, please sign up, it is a wonderfully educational experience. The class is free to our ITA members and $10 for additional guests you might like to bring.

RSVP: 801-272-3439 or email

Class description:

Dogs communicate volumes with their bodies. Learning to “read” what our dogs are saying requires that we observe the subtleties of expression, posture and movement, as well as muscle tension, orientation and use of space. It also requires we interpret our observations accurately.

This Dog Language class is based on the science of Ethology and Animal Behavior, Proxemics and Kinesics, and lays a foundation for understanding dog language. We focus on the signals likely to be seen in therapy scenarios, discussing techniques for maintaining communication throughout a visit that enable us to respond appropriately to our partners’ experiences.


Feature Your Therapy Animal!

Send us pictures!

Do you want your therapy animal featured on our social media? Send us any pictures you have, we'd love to put them on our Facebook and Instagram!

Send pictures to:

Text your pictures to: (801) 885-4917

Send them on Instagram: @Intermountain.Therapy.Animals

Or email them to:

If you have any questions, please contact the ITA office at (801) 272-3439