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Therapy Animals of San Antonio

 Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

 Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

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In Memoriam

Remembering the wonderful animals and members who have given so much of themselves to make the lives of so many persons better. Click on member’s names to learn more about them. 

Ace
Companion of Marilyn Mitton

May 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and Ace become a team? – November 6, 2010 What other partners have you had? – None In what type of facility are you

Bailey, Jerry

(2017) Jerry was a multi-talented retired Air Force veteran who volunteered with TASA in a variety of capacities over the years. He and his endearing Rottweiler were a committed therapy

Brandt, Carol

(2020) Carol was a newer member of TASA when she passed and we regret we did not have the time with her to get to know her even better. However,

Brooks, Norma

(2018) Norma was a member of TASA for many years and contributed in multiple ways; always with an enthusiastic smile and genuine warmth. She and her wonderful therapy dog Shanti

Callie
Companion of Gilda Cruz-Romo

June 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and Callie become a team? – Callie and I started to work together in 2008, after the passing of Pepper “Pepito.” What other

Cash
Companion Of Chris Manley

March 2018 – Meet the Team When did you and Cash become a team? – March 2017. What other partners have you had? – None. In what type of facility are you visiting? –

Chica
Companion of Eileen Gaughran

February 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and Chica become a team? – In 2003 What other partners have you had? – Chica is my only pet partner, though my shepherd

Cisco
Companion of Lucy Destin

August 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and Cisco become a team? – In 2011. What other partners have you had? – None. In what type of facility are you visiting? –

Destin, Lucy

(2020) Lucy and Cisco were a dedicated team from 2011 to 2019, when Lucy retired Cisco. We have lost them both this past year but the many new teams they

Gilley – Companion of Denise Linnert

January 25, 2024 – The TASA organization learned that Gilley, a Wheaten Terrier and registered therapy dog team with Denise Linnert, passed away at home. Since 2019, Team Gilley has

Hans
Companion of Walter Macias

July 2018 – Meet the Team When did you and Hans become a team? – June 17, 2017. What other partners have you had? – No other pet partner. Hans is the first.

Junior
Companion of Bev Oakes

March 2016 – Junior was honored on March 30 at a retirement party given by University Health System who put together a video about Junior. KSAT 12, FOX 29, and NEWS 4 San Antonio were there for

Kassia Kubena, Fontenot & Bellin

July 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and Bellin become a team? – In February 2013. What other partners have you had? – He has been my only partner. In what

King Tut
Companion of Marilyn Kruse

July 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and King Tut become a team? – In 2013. What other partners have you had? – Goliath in abut 2006 and Maggie in about

Kira, companion of Pat and Suki Smutz

July 2018 – Meet the Team When did you and Kira become a team? – July 2017. What other partners have you had? – None. In what type of facility are you visiting? –

Moose
Companion of Dan Lindahl

September 2016 – Meet the Team When did you and Moose become a team? – 16 months ago. What other partners have you had? – None. In what type of facility are you

Parchman, Carolyn

(2018) Carolyn was a volunteer with TASA for several years with her wonderful Swiss Mountain Dog, Bonnie Blue. They were part of a select group of teams who initiated and

Shively, Liz

(2019) All the contributions Liz has made over the years to TASA and to the community we serve are truly difficult to summarize. While not a founding member of our

Tessa
companion of Beverly Oakes

Tessa worked as a therapy dog for 12 years, visiting University and Methodist Hospitals, Henry House Assisted Living, Ronald McDonald House, New Braunfels Library and Mammen Family Public Library in

Zac
Companion of Kathi France

Kathi and Zac contributed to TASA and the community in many ways over many years. Zac always demonstrated the essence of what a great therapy dog gives to others; a