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Volunteering with Your Animal

Diva assists in the physical therapy of

a young man at the IMED Center.

Phone: 801.272.3439 | Fax: 801.272.3470 | info@therapyanimals.org | 4050 South 2700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84124

ITA Chapters Schedule of 2019 Trainings


Utah - Salt Lake City Area 2019

October 2019

Pre-Interviews: August 20 and 22, 2019

Workshop classes: Thursday nights, October 3, 10 and 17, 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Team Screenings: Sunday, October 20

For more information please contact: ITA Headquarters (Email) info@therapyanimals.org (Phone) 801-272-3439


Utah — Ogden/Northern Utah Area 2019 

Workshops: TBA

Team screenings:TBA

Volunteer orientations: TBA

For more information please contact: ITA Headquarters (Email) info@therapyanimals.org (Phone) 801-272-3439


Utah — Southern Utah Area 2019 

Workshops: TBA

Team screenings: TBA

Volunteer orientations: TBA

For more information please contact: ITA Headquarters (Email) info@therapyanimals.org (Phone) 801-272-3439


Montana — Billings Area 2019 

Workshops: TBA

Team screenings: TBA

Volunteer orientations: TBA

For more information please contact: ITA Headquarters (Email) info@therapyanimals.org (Phone) 801-272-3439


Montana — Bozeman Area 2019 

Workshops: Saturday, October 12, 2019

Team screenings:  Sunday, October 20, 2019

Volunteer orientations: Sunday, November 3, 2019

For more information please contact: Bozeman Chapter Coordinator,
Nancy Rosen (Email) nrosen1107@gmail.com (Phone) 406-522-7220


Montana — Helena Area 2019 


September/October 2019

Workshops: September 10 - October 15 Evening Class (ITA Workshop and Speaking Dog Workshop), Helena College, Tuesday evenings 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Team screenings:  Saturday, October 12, 2019

Volunteer orientation: Saturday, October 12, 2019, following team screenings

R.E.A.D. Workshop: Saturday, October 19, 2019

For more information please contact: Helena Chapter Coordinators, CJ Puotinen (Email) PetTherapyHelena@gmail.com (Phone) 914-523-3063 or Adele Delp (Phone) 406-439-0373


Idaho — Idaho Falls & Twin Falls Area 2019 

Workshops: TBA

Team screenings:  TBA

Volunteer orientations: TBA

For more information please contact: Idaho Chapter Coordinator, Connie Sharkey (Email) cshark@hotmail.com (Phone) 208-733-2733






Here is the complete list of pre-requirements.


  1. 1.Read Volunteering with your Pet for More Information.

  2. 2.Complete the ITA Self Assessment

  3. 3.Watch the video.

  4. 4. Read our Teaching and Training Philosophy

  5. 5. Call us to discuss any questions you have after completing steps 1 through 4.

  6. 6.If you decide you and your animal are ready to proceed, make an appointment for an interview in our office (801.272.3439).

  7. 7.Volunteering Without an Animal (If located in Utah, Idaho or Montana).


NOTE: Intermountain Therapy Animals operates only in Utah, Montana and Idaho. If you are looking to volunteer in any other state, please click on our list of ITA AFFILIATES (in the bar above) to determine whether there are any ITA-affiliated groups in your area. If so, please contact them directly.

How to Start?


If you feel that you and your pet may be interested in becoming a volunteer visiting team with Intermountain Therapy Animals and you are located in Utah, Idaho,or Montana, the first step is for you to read thoroughly this entire document about the requirements and process to qualify for this very unique kind of volunteering.