Below is a list of local training schools that have offered Therapy Animal Programs/classes in the past. This list is not exhaustive nor does it represent an endorsement by NSTA.
- All Breed Obedience – Woodbury
- Animal Humane Society – Golden Valley
- Animal Inn – Lake Elmo
- Animal Inspirations – Hutchinson
- Bloomington Obedience Training Club – Bloomington
- Cloud Nine – Maple Grove
- Paws Abilities – St. Louis Park, Eagan, Rochester
- Paws Inn Resort – New Germany
- PetSmart – Eden Prairie
- TCOTC – Minneapolis
North Star Therapy Animals uses only registered Pet Partners® therapy animal teams. Pet Partners® is a nationally recognized organization that has established rigorous standards for both animals and their human handlers. By requiring North Star Therapy Animals teams to be registered with Pet Partners®, we ensure safe and effective therapy animal visits in our community. Read more about the Pet Partners® process.
Become a member of North Star Therapy Animals and select from a large number of established facilities requesting therapy animal teams. North Star Therapy Animals membership provides networking, shadowing, and educational opportunities to help get you started.
HENRY ELIOPOULOS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$250 Youth Scholarship.
Financial Grants Available to Support 18 Year and Under Handlers
Scholarship Funds Cover Training Costs and Registration Expenditures
Priority Will be Given to Rats, Small Animals and Non-Canine Teams
Apply Online – Application Forms Available here NSTA Henry E Youth Scholarship Application032321
Any Questions: Use Contact Us Form Provided at northstartherapyanimals.org