For the safety of our members and to help stem the spread of Covid-19 in our community, NSTA is focusing on Virtual and Touchless Visit requests at this time. All in person contact visit requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Once you submit this form we will be happy to work with you to determine how to visit your facility in the safest possible way.
Thank you for your interest in having a North Star Therapy Animal team(s) visit your facility. When submitting a request, please keep in mind:
- NSTA is 100% volunteer run with many members who work full time
- NSTA receives more visits than our 200 teams can fill.
- NSTA is working hard to recruit new pet therapy teams so we have the ability to fulfill as many new requests as possible. We only mention this in the event that no teams contact you about visiting. If you know someone who might be interested in becoming a Therapy Animal Team, please have them contact us at [email protected]
After submitting the “Request a Visit” form below, a NSTA volunteer will email you in 2-3 business days with any additional questions or to let you know the request has been sent to our 200 active therapy animal teams in the Metro Area. Teams will then decide which requests are best suited for them and their animal partner. Their decision is often based on a facility’s location, days of week/times requested, facility type, # of people to be visited, animal suitability, ability to take on a new visit requests, etc.
Interested teams will contact you directly to schedule a visit. You and the NSTA team are responsible for determining and maintaining all schedules, communications, etc.
Thank you for taking to read this information and help us assure that those with whom our teams will visit, as well as our NSTA teams themselves, are set up for successful visits.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Descriptions of our current Virtual and Touchless Visit Request options can be downloaded here.
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