Become A Registered Pet Therapy Team!

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You and your dog can make a difference!

Are you a compassionate and understanding human who has a calm, obedient and people loving dog?  Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD) is recruiting therapy dogs teams to bring their unique caring and comfort to the patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, Assisted Living Centers, and special events with local schools and colleges.  ATD and UF Health Shands Volunteer services will be hosting an informational meeting to tell you about the process and to answer questions.

Saturday July 28th

10:00 am – 11:00

UF Health Conference Room 1204 (to the right of the main entrance)

1515 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 24 to


NOTE – this is a people only event; please leave your pets at home.

Refreshments, valet parking and parking vouchers will be provided.  Therapy dog visits are proven to help healing, improve emotional well‐being, ease  stress and aid learning. It is easily one of the most rewarding things you will do.  We hope to see you there!