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ITA Affiliate Organizations

Badgerland Animal Reading and Comfort Companions (B.A.R.C.C.), Inc.®

Location: Dodge County, Wisconsin

Contact: Darlene Pieper, President; Lynne Miller, R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Email: Darlene darlene.b.pieper@gmail.com; Lynne L.L.Miller@outlook.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 83, Mayville, WI 53050

Website: www.barccwi.org

We visit schools for R.E.A.D., extended care facilities, hospitals, hospice, correctional facilities, and college campuses. We also participate in safety fairs and give presentations about dog safety.


Best Paw Therapy Animals

Location: Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Contact: Mary-Beth Esser

Email: mbireland2000@yahoo.com

Phone: 262-490-8156

We visit hospitals, physical therapy centers, extended care facilities, and schools for R.E.A.D.


Cold Noses, Warm Hearts

Location: Coventry, Connecticut 

Contact: Terrie Carpenter

Email: cnwhterrie3@charter.net

Phone: 860-742-8611

Website: http://www.coldnosesnwarmhearts.org/ 

We visit schools and libraries for R.E.A.D., hospitals, and extended care facilities and work with recreation and occupational therapists. We also participate in health fairs, safety fairs, and farmers’ markets and give presentations about dog safety.


Dogs of Endearment

Location: Southeast Wisconsin

Contact: Cindy Bundy or Eibhlin Glennon

Email: mslfdog@gmail.com (Cindy) or eibhlinglennon@yahoo.com (Eibhlin)

We visit schools and libraries for R.E.A.D., extended care and assisted living facilities, the veterans home, cancer treatment centers, and at-risk youth centers. We also participate in college stress-relief events, boys and girls club events, and events that support children with autism.


Florida Hospital HospiceCare

Location: Ormond Beach, Florida

Contact: Barbara Cady, Volunteer Specialist

Phone: 386-671-4761

Email: Barbara.Cady@ahss.org

Website: under construction! 


Hand In Paw

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Website:www.handinpaw.org 

Email: info@handinpaw.org 

Phone: 205-322-5144 

Facebook: @handinpawal 

We visit hospitals, schools, extended care facilities, group homes, and rehabilitation centers.


Heartland Therapy Animals

Location: Olathe, KS

Contact: Merrily Shultz

Email: mtswesties@gmail.com (Merrily)

Phone: 913-940-1649 (Shirley)

We focus on visiting schools and libraries for R.E.A.D.


Heeling Friends, Inc.TM

Location: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Contact: Barbara Clark, Director

Email: info@heelingfriends.org

Phone: 970-367-7410

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 771414, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Website: www.heelingfriends.org

We visit the hospital, senior centers, and hospice patients. We also participate in R.E.A.D. at schools and libraries and visit with travelers at the regional airport.


Huntsville Pets Helping People

Location: Huntsville, Texas

Contact: Marilyn Meshell, VP of Membership 936-294-9564 or blue25corgi@yahoo.com

R.E.A.D. Coordinator: Kay Carlson kay.carlson@gmail.com

General Email: huntsvillephp@yahoo.com

Website: www.petshelpingpeople.com

Facebook: @huntsvilletherapypets 

We visit the hospital, senior centers, hospice patients, and correctional facilities. We also participate in R.E.A.D. at schools and libraries.


Mid South Therapy Dogs and Friends

Location: Germantown, Tennessee

Contact: Mary Ehrhart, Executive Director; Debb Taylor, R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Email: info@midsouththerapydogs.org

Phone: 901-336-0351

Mailing Address: 2095 Exeter Rd, Suite 80-105, Germantown, TN 38138

Website: http://www.midsouththerapydogs.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midsouththerapydogs

We visit local hospitals, acute care facilities, assisted living and extended care facilities, hospice patients, memory care centers, rehabilitation centers, and behavioral health facilities. We also participate in R.E.A.D. at schools and libraries, college stress-relief events, and camps.


Montgomery Pet Partners, Inc.

Location: The Woodlands, Texas

Contact: Jeanice Hall, President; Karen Ives and Wendy Hoffer, R.E.A.D. Coordinators

Email: read@montgomerypetpartners.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 132471, The Woodlands, TX 77393

Website: www.montgomerypetpartners.org

Twitter: @MontPetPartners

Facebook: Visit us at Facebook

We visit schools and libraries for R.E.A.D., senior centers, hospitals, group homes, and extended care facilities for children and seniors.


New York Therapy Animals, Inc.

Location: New York, New York

Contact: Nancy George-Michalson, Executive Director and R.E.A.D. Coordinator 

E-mail: Nancy@newyorktherapyanimals.org  

Phone: 212-535-2211

Website: www.NewYorkTherapyAnimals.org

Facebook: Visit us at Facebook

We offer Therapy Dog Training Classes with Michele Siegel, Member CPDT; APDT, ITA, evaluator and instructor, CGC Evaluator

We visit schools and libraries for R.E.A.D., hospitals, assisted living and extended care facilities, day rehabilitation centers, the Ronald McDonald House, homeless shelters,family justice centers, and children’s facilities. We also participate in stress-relief visits for offices, colleges, and schools and participate in many local community events.  


North Texas Therapy Animals

Location: Garland, Texas

Contact: Teri Holamon

Email: tholamon@mac.com

Contact us for information about places we visit.


Southeast Texas Paws 4 Love

Location: Kountze, Texas

Contact: Niesy Bevilacqua, President; Jo Ann Russell, R.E.A.D. Coordinator 

Email: Niesy JNDL770@gmail.com ; Jo Ann russelljoann73@gmail.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1244, Kountze, TX 77625

Facebook: @gypsysmom

We visit schools and libraries for R.E.A.D., hospitals, assisted living and extended care facilities, and hospice patients. We also participate in community events.



Tails of Joy, Inc.®

Location: Avon, Connecticut

Contact: Sandra Lok, President

Email: Robert president@tailsofjoy.org

Mailing Address: 1131-0 Tolland Turnpike, Suite 146, Manchester, CT 06042

Phone: 860-646-2460

Website: www.tailsofjoy.org

Facebook: Visit us at Facebook

We participate in reading programs at local schools and libraries and visit college campuse, health centers, hospitals, mental health facilities, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centers, Veterans home and hospital, and shelters.



Therapy Animals of Redding

Location: Redding, California

Contact: Donna Conrad, Director and R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Email: donnaconrad@shasta.com

Phone: 530-276-9164

Facebook Therapy Animals of Redding

Twitter: @animalsrdgca

Facebook: @TherapyAnimalsOfRedding 

We visit hospitals, Veterans Administration facilities, and assisted living and extended care facilities. We also participate in R.E.A.D. at schools and libraries.


Therapy ARC

Location: Nashville, Tennessee 

Contact: Dee Mathues

Email: therapyarc@gmail.com 

Phone: 615-519-0719

Website: www.therapyarc.org

We visit hospitals, outpatient clinics, hospice patients, senior centers, correctional institutions, rehabilitation units, and learning disability centers. We also participate in R.E.A.D. at schools and libraries.


Therapy Dogs of Rockland

Location: New City, New York

Contact: Candace Robinson or George Berger

Email: Candace crobin137@aol.com; George Gpb37@Aol.com

Website: http://www.therapy-dogs-of-rockland.com/ 

We visit schools and libraries for R.E.A.D. and hospitals and extended care facilities.


Therapy Patient Connections

Website: www.TherapyPatientConnections.org

Email: Info@TherapyPatientConnections.org

Locations:

Central Florida

Contact: Merilee Kelley (ITA Instructor and Evaluator, R.E.A.D. Instructor)

Email: Merilee@TherapyPatientConnections.org 

Northwest Florida

Contact: Debbi Cole (ITA Instructor and Evaluator, R.E.A.D. Instructor)

Email:Debbi@TherapyPatientConnections.org

Middle Tennessee/Nashville

Contact: Cheryl Tisdale (ITA Instructor and Evaluator)

     Email:Cheryl@TherapyPatientConnections.org

Nevada - Carson Valley Area

Contact: Terry Cuyler (ITA Instructor and Evaluator, R.E.A.D. Instructor)

     Email: Terry@TherapyPatientConnections.org

Contact: Sheila Delucia (ITA Evaluator)

Email: Sheila@TherapyPatientConnections.org 

Contact us for information about places we visit.


Therapy Paws

Location: Phoenix metro area, Arizona

Contact: Kathleen Molony, President; Kathleen Tyryfter, R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Email: therapypaws@hotmail.com

Phone: 1-844-387-4847

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1976, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Website: https://therapypaws.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Therapy-Paws-208650372515029/


R.E.A.D. ITALIA

Location: Bergamo, Italy

Contact: Tiziana Bertoli (ITA Evaluator)

Email: read.italy@gmail.com

Website: www.readitalia.weebly.com

Facebook: @readitalia


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