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Just For You!

ITA events, trainings, and continuing education classes for members.

Online Auction for R.E.A.D.® 📚

From November 1st - November 24th

Intermountain Therapy Animals is home of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs® program. This November is the 20 year anniversary of when it all began! In honor of this milestone, we are holding an online auction.

Online Auction Link: https://reads20thyear.ggo.bid

All proceeds will go to Olivia's Legacy, the R.E.A.D.® permanent endowment fund.

ITA Office Closed ~ Happy Thanksgiving

11/28 - 12/1

Holiday Pet Photo Shoot by the Photo Box Photography

December 7th & 8th

By Appointment Only!

Each 10 minute sitting is $25 (all of which is donated back to ITA and our programs). 

Your sitting comes with an 8X10 print on the spot and later, you'll have the option to buy all of the other photos taken of your animal.

Anyone in the community is welcome, it isn't just for ITA members. So spread the news and get your own furry friends camera ready!

Call 801-272-3439 to reserve a spot.

ITA Holiday Party

Party with some old friends and meet some new ones too!

December 15th

6pm to 9pm

At the Richards' home in Cottonwood Heights

A (human) guest is welcome to join you and we ask that you bring:

  • a favorite holiday dish

  • your own "cup of cheer"

  • a non-perishable food item for the Utah Food Bank

  • and a fun gift ($20 max) for an exchange game. 

Please RSVP by December 12th (801-272-3439).

Continuing Education Class:
Understanding Dog Language 🐶
by Catherine Cookson

Next Class: Thursday, November 7th from 6:30pm to 9 pm

2020 Class Schedule

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, June 3rd

Saturday, August 8th 

Thursday, October 22nd

(Required within your first year of volunteering)

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.

ITA Office Closed ~ Happy Holidays

12/23 - 1/1