TASA Events

TASA SPECIAL EVENTS

Therapy Animals of San Antonio has several special events each year for members and their families. Click on the event name below to see photos from the event.

In the spring we get together at a local park for our Animal Crackers Picnic. We enjoy good food and fellowship and play games with our dogs.

During the summer we may hold “summer camp” when there are topics our members want to learn about. This is a series of monthly in-service sessions offered where we have learned everything from doga (yoga with your dog), to canine massage, to pet estate planning and pet nutrition. You are welcome to share with the Board topics of future interest.

Our Annual Meeting combined with a Blessing of the Animals are in the fall. The Annual Meeting starts with fellowship and a catered lunch followed by a report of what we’ve done throughout the year; as well as; plans for the upcoming year. We also vote for incoming Board Members and supporting roles.  The Annual Meeting culminates with the announcement of the year’s Therapy Animals of San Antonio awards for outstanding therapy teams and supporters. Prior to lunch a local minister offers blessings for our wonderful animals who bring healing and joy to so many people.

We have previously enjoyed attending the annual San Antonio Rampage hockey team’s Pucks and Paws game as well as the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars Hoops and Hounds game. Our dogs have had their own seats and follow all of the action in the arena or maybe just take a nap. You never know where we will show up! 

Event Calendar

 Board Meetings:  The Board meets monthly on the  third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM (except July and December and as arranged in November for the Annual Meeting). Our meetings are currently being held virtually on Zoom due to the increasing community presence of Covid-19 Delta strain. 

The TASA President will send a notice of the upcoming meeting to all members. Those members interested in attending are asked to let the President know so an agenda and a Zoom invitation may be shared with them. Everyone is welcome to attend and provide input.  Please contact the President at pres@therapyanimalssa.org if you have any questions.

Orientation Classes are usually held the first Saturday of each month at our office. However due to Covid they are being held virtually and scheduled at the participants convenience. Once you have joined TASA as a member, please contact edu@therapyanimalssa.org if you would like to attend class and we will be happy to schedule it with you.  

Team Evaluations: We are pleased to announce that we began scheduling team evaluations again in May 2021. Generally Pet Partner evaluations are held in January, March, May, July, September and November and Local evaluations are held in February, April, June, August, October and if needed in December. However, we flex based on need so please check here for the latest scheduling information.     

  2021 Evaluation Schedule  (times pending) 

                September 18 – Pet Partners
                October 16 – Local
                November 20 – Pet Partners
                December 18 – Local (Optional)

TASA Calendar