Japan Animal Therapy Association is to provide the community safe and effective Animal Assisted Therapy. We want to build a wonderful bridge linking the hearts of people and dogs.

Join Us!

animal assisted therapy at elderly nursing home

“From encounters with dogs come encounters with people, and from this healing of the mind begins.”

Dog owners who believe in this idea can contribute to aged society, helping to spread “the healing of minds”, “a circle of people” and “harmony between people and dogs”. JATA aims to be a circle of friends who can share the joy found in creating this kind of world.

“Help the world as much as we can through volunteer activity with dogs”

We look forward to working with anyone who supports this idea.

 Contact us from here, please. 


  1. We are welcome all who like our activities ! (4 years old to adults)
  2. Those who do not own a dog can also join.
  3. The joining fee (first year) and annual membership fee are needed, please.

Regular membership

  • Initial fee
    • 3,000 JPY /  one unit
  • Annual Membership fee
    • 12,000 JPY /  one unit

Junior membership A( Junior high and Senior high school students )

  • Initial fee
    • 1,500 JPY /  one unit
  • Annual Membership fee
    • 6,000 JPY /  one unit

Junior membership B( Elementary school students)

  • Annual Membership fee
    • 3,000 JPY /  one unit

Company membership

  • Annual Membership fee
    • 70,000 JPY /  one unit

Membership benefits

Post Cards (with the pictures of therapy dogs) ×5

Healing & Recreation Center for Human and Dogs: Invitation Tichet ×3

What is Healing & Recreation Center for Human and Dogs ?

Here is the place anyone can interact with our welll-trained therapy dogs. There are more than 10 dogs and walk around freely in the room.

Address: 4-6-27 Chuo Yamato-shi, Kanagawa, Japan (5 minutes’ walk from Yamato Station, Sotetsu and Odakyu Line)

WEB (Japanese language)  :http://ikoi.me/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ikoinobasho

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