Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

Who We Are

Therapy Animals of San Antonio is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, an affiliate member of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO), and a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant. We are led by a Board of Directors and publish an Annual Report. Our mission since 1989 has been bringing people and animals together for healing. more...

Thank You for a Great Fiesta® Pooch Parade

We would like to thank our sponsors, participants, and volunteers for a great Fiesta® Pooch Parade. Special thanks go to our Best in Show sponsor - North Park Subaru; and to our Top Dog sponsors - Grande Communications, H-E-B, Natures Goodness, Petco, Petco Foundation, Purina, and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming. Congratulations to our costume contest winners. They are Best in Show - Teena Larson, Top Dog -  Irene Cedar, Most Creative - Megan Maturo, Most Patriotic - Hilary Debow, Best Fiesta Flair - Amada Guillen, and Best Matched Human and Dog - Elsa Zepeda. We look forward to seeing you next year at the 19th Annual Fiesta® Pooch Parade on April 29, 2017!North Park Subaru logo

Upcoming Events

December 12 - Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

2016 calendar

2017 calendar


November 29, 2016 - Congratulations to Sandy Blalock whose design was chosen to be on our 19th Annual Fiesta® Pooch Parade T-shirts and used in our marketing of the parade. She joined Therapy Animals of San Antonio in April 2016. She and her dog Morgan became a registered Pet Partners team two months later. more... t-shirt logo

November 29, 2016 - We would like to recognize and congratulate the following members who received awards at our Annual Meeting on November 13. Versatile Award - David Newman (Rex - deceased) and Liz Shively (Faith); Rising Star Award - Martha Whitney (Dixie); Power of the Team Award - Kassia and Steve Fontenot (Bellin); Above and Beyond Award - Melissa Allen-Jones (Maggie, Mylie), Jenny Cordell (Roxxii), Bev Oakes (Tessa), Malinda Red Cloud (Bonnie), Alicia Thompson (Isis), and Charlotte Wenger (Luka); Visiting Award - Graham Bishop (Victoria) and Donna Schweitzer (Bailey); Dedication Award - Lucy Destin (Cisco) and Bonnie Mayers (Jack); and Volunteer of the Year - Lynda Melendez (Chesney, Pax). We also want to take this opportunity to thank Lynda Melendez, Jeanne Melendez, and Malinda Red Cloud for all of their work on the Annual Meeting. Among other things, they reserved the site, decorated the tables, organized the games, and prepared the food.

November 13, 2016 - Congratulations to Viking, Tammy Castro-Leduc's therapy dog, who has been selected to be King Anbarkio X, our official Fiesta® representative.