Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in becoming a trained animal therapy volunteer! It is a rewarding experience that we have found can bring great joy to both the recipients of our services, the therapy animals and their caregivers. Please read all of the information on this page, as it contains detailed requirements, steps and tips for becoming a Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy team.
Our Animal Therapy teams visit hospital patients, rehabilitation centers, and many other places.
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Make a donation to the Animal Therapy Program in honor or in memory of your pet.
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Become an Animal Therapy Team
In order to become an animal therapy team, you and your pet must pass nationally recognized basic and therapy skills test. To prepare them for training and the examination, we recommend you expose your pet to different environments and people of all ages and ethnicities—and do it often! A therapy pet should love interacting with all sorts of people and be comfortable in many types of settings. You may also want to take an additional obedience class if it has been a while since your last one—you can never be too prepared!
To get started, download and review our Animal Therapy Team resources:
If you are ready to apply to become an Animal Therapy volunteer, submit the Waiting List Application.
If you have any questions about becoming a registered Animal Therapy team, please contact:
Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy