Tallahassee Memorial first introduced animal therapy to its patients and their families in 2005 under the auspices of Companions for Therapy (ComForT), Tallahassee's first animal therapy program and one of the largest and most respected in the country. In 2011, ComForT transferred the program's leadership to TMH, along with its rigorous training protocol and national certification standards. The Tallahassee Memorial Animal Therapy Program teams are trained according to national standards and each team must pass a skills and aptitude test. Presently, the program has over 150 teams visiting 60 different facilities, in groups and as individual teams. Although dogs comprise the greater number of therapy animals, the program also includes cats, parrots, miniature horses and a horse.