Our mission is to help grow the number of therapy animal teams volunteering and working in therapeutic, educational, and other special environments.

To do this we will:

    • Educate the public about how to become a therapy animal team
    • Facilitate volunteer opportunities for registered teams
    • Assist facilities and organizations with starting therapy animal programs


There is nothing better than being on the other end of the leash and witnessing the healing love of an animal with a student, patient, resident or client.  We've heard it said over and over "It's the BEST volunteer job ever"! Learn more about getting involved with your pet with the links below.


You can help support our mission by becoming a member of Therapy Animal Coalition. 



2020 Therapy Animal Expo

Therapy Animal Coalition’s 4th Expo will feature nationally-acclaimed speakers and informational workshops for professionals* and non-professionals.  The University of North Florida and Therapy Animal Coalition are working together to further the human-animal bond.  Attendees will be able to participate in interactive round table discussions, learn more about therapy animal programs, and interact with onsite vendors…
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Member Social

Join us on the morning of May 18th for a pet party!!  We are inviting our teams, including the four legged members (apologies to the other species, this is a dog only party).  If you don’t want to bring a pooch, please come visit anyway.  It’s a great way to connect with others who share…
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2019 Therapy Animal Expo & Symposium

Our 3rd Therapy Animal Expo was hosted by the University of North Florida. Our Expo hall had representatives from many of the local therapy animal programs, pet related businesses and therapy animal registering organizations as well as dog trainers.  Our speaker sessions were expanded and also included some of our favorite local speakers.  For those…
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Therapy Dogs & The AKC – Speaker Series Event

Dr. Mary Burch with the AKC will be joining us from Tallahassee to talk about the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program and Therapy Dog titles.  The skills required for Canine Good Citizen form a great foundation for therapy work. Once you are registered with your dog as a therapy animal team, you are…
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Tails at Twilight

We are celebrating another year of wagging tails and touching encounters.  New this year, we will celebrate some of our own by recognizing special achievements from the past year. Join us to learn more about Therapy Animal Coalition (TAC), our expanded affiliation with UNF’s Brooks College of Health, the many new therapy animal programs in…
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