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Tails of Joy Animal Assisted Therapy
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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.


Click the Video to Meet Some Tails of Joy Teams That Are Ready to Meet You


In The News


Therapy Dogs Make Rounds at Hebron Schools



Therapy Dogs At MMC

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UConn Life: Dog Therapy
UCTV Channel 14




Better Connecticut Visits UConn to see how dogs are helping students deal with stress



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.