Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing

Patti Zapata and BluePatti Zapata and Blue

March 2018 - Meet the Team

When did you and Blue become a team? - February 2017.

What other partners have you had? - None.

In what type of facility are you visiting? - The only place we are visiting right now is Brookdale Hollywood Park assisted living (have tried to get on at Christus inpatient unit and Morgan's Wonderland, but have been unable to schedule the time to go in for orientation). Really hope to be able to do more soon, now that my job is settling down a little.

In what other Therapy Animals activities do you and your partner participate? - None.

Tell us something about your partner that we may not know. - Blue is the only pet partner that I have had. I have one of his brothers too, but he is so shy, timid. I have recently rescued a bichon frise and am working with him "Chopper" to possibly have two partners to volunteer with.

What Therapy Animals leadership position(s) do you currently have? - None.

What other leadership positions have you had? - None.

Tell us something about yourself that we may not know. - I became familiar with TASA through my brother in law Dave Newman. His partner was Rex who quickly became ill and passed. Now Dave has a new collie (Albert) who he is working with and will hopefully rejoin TASA as soon as Albert becomes of age.