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Legacy giving, sometimes generally referred to as “planned giving,” is a donation made by an individual through a will or other formal designation. These meaningful gifts ensure AATPC will be around for a very long time.  

Interested in recognizing Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado in your will? 
Contact Becki Taylor, Development Director, to discuss ways to make a lasting impact that is most meaningful to you. 
Email: or call 720-266-4444 x15

Legacy Donors

Jeff & Linda Craddock

Tami & Danny Lucero

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It is so easy! Take five minutes right now to link your King Soopers card with Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado. Follow the instructions below!

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Make a difference in the lives of members of our shared community by becoming an AATPC Community Sponsor. 

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) seeks partnerships with local organizations that will provide financial support for its most important programs. Your support of any amount will make a difference in the lives of AATPC clients, animals and staff. It will ensure the benefits of animal assisted psychotherapy remain available to everyone, regardless of thier ability to pay. Designate your sponsorship to a specific program, or provide general operating support and support all AATPC programming.

View the AATPC case for support and read more about the work AATPC accomplishes in the community and its specific fundraising needs. Should a potential sponsor be interested in supporting AATPC, but has special requests, AATPC openly welcomes further discussion to ensure maximum mutual benefit. 

View our Case for Support below, and/or contact Becki,, for more information. 

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When we say vehicle we mean most any kind of vehicle - car, truck, boat, or motorcycle. They don't have to be currently running. You vehicle donation will be sold at auction or to salvage, depending on the condition, and the proceeds will be given back to us.

You old car could feed the horses for a year, or provide counseling sessions to someone who otherwise would be unable to afford them. 

We have partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process your donated vehicles.Just call 1 866 628 2277 they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation. Or click here and donate your vehicle through their online form.


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate?

You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition. 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado is a non-profit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

What do I need to donate my car?

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car?

A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.

How is the value of my car determined?

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.

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ONWARD. We have spent a year recovering. It's time to improve and move forward. We devote 2022 to do more and to be more. More clients. More animals. More healing.

Our 2021 Colorado Gives Day Fundraising Goal: $14,000

Colorado Gives Day is so important. While some organizations host galas and other major fundraisers over the course of a year, we don't! Colorado Gives Day is the most important fundraiser of our year. What happens this day (and throughout the month of December) sets the stage for our ability to serve our clients and rescue animals next year. Your support this Colorado Gives Day of any amount is vital to our ability to serve the community next year.

The impact of your tax-deductible donation this Colorado Gives Day will ultimately lead to increased access to care at one of the most unique state recognized community mental health centers in Colorado, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado. Whether your donation is in support of animal care, our sustainability efforts, or general operating support, every penny will support this magical place of healing!

Journey with us

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AHOY! We have our heading to reach our $14,000 goal and we need your help to get there. We want you to join us on this voyage. We set sail November 1st - the day you can begin scheduling your donation for Colorado Gives Day.

“Colorado Gives Day is one of our most important fundraisers of the year. Donations ensure our rescued animals are well cared for and animal assisted psychotherapy is available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.” Says Dr. Linda Chassman, co-founder and executive director, “Our goal this year is to raise $14,000 as well as receive a share of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. This money will help prepare us to serve even more people in 2022.”

Check back here to stay updated on our progress through our treasure map! The map was last updated 12/6/2021.


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As a special project, this year we hope to use a portion of Colorado Gives Day funds to support our Sustainability Efforts.

Our sustainability goals in 2022 are to 1) Reduce our carbon footprint and improve the environment around us, 2) Provide supportive and educational sustainability opportunities to our clients and community, and 3) Engage in sustainability activities with our clients.

Help support AATPC's sustainability goals. These efforts will include the purchase and installation of solar panels on our counseling building, various sustainability programs for our clients to participate in as part of their therapy, and care and maintenance of our garden and property. 


About Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado 

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado (AATPC) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been providing licensed and professional animal assisted psychotherapy sessions to the Denver-metro community since 2010.

Located on the Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch (Center for Animal Assisted Therapy) in Arvada, Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado operates as both a professional counseling center and a home for more than 30 rescued or re-homed farm and domestic animals. Each animal has its own story and personality, creating opportunities for clients to practice growth and change within the animal-therapist client relationships. The animals, professional therapists, and the urban ranch setting combine to provide a rich experience for clients with hands-on work that facilitates change. "It's the type of therapy that works often for whom others have failed." Describes one AATPC counselor.

About Community First Foundation 

Since 1975, Community First Foundation has been helping generous donors and innovative nonprofits come together to improve the quality of life and create positive change in Jefferson County, the Denver metropolitan area and beyond. We serve as a connector, partner, collaborator and resource to fuel the power of community for the greater good. We are proud to use our energy, leadership and trusted stewardship of financial resources to energize giving across our state, strengthen nonprofits, support donors and find new ways to address community needs. For more information, visit

About FirstBank

FirstBank, the nation’s third largest privately held bank, operates more than 115 locations in Arizona, Colorado and California and serves more than 750,000 customers. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as a top corporate philanthropist and contributed more than $60 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charitable organizations. FirstBank is unique in that a majority of its stock is owned by management and employees. For more information, visit


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 We are responsible for the health and happiness of many rescued and re-homed animals. Animal care alone accounts for nearly 1/5 of our budget!

Donations also fund animal care and facility maintenance so that we can focus on providing the best counseling services to all those clients who need our assistance. You can even designate your donation to help a specific animal! See our Animal Sponsorship Program for more information.

Your donations are tax-deductible EIN#: 45-4423891.



Small Animal Sponsorship (chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats)

Smores$120 (1-time annual or pay $10 monthly)

Your contribution guarantees nutritious food for your rabbit, guinea pig, or rat for one month



  • Beautiful photo of your adopted animal
  • Animal Adoption Certificate including your animal’s story
  • Listing on the AATPC website as part of the Small Animal Adoptive Family
  • Monthly email of your animal’s therapy contribution


Medium Animal Sponsorship (cats)


$300 (1-time annual or pay $25 monthly)

Your contribution covers the cost of one annual vet visit, food, litter and supplies  for your cat



  • Beautiful 8x10 photo of your adopted animal
  • Animal Adoption Certificate including your animal’s story
  • Listing on the AATPC website as part of the Medium Animal Adoptive Family
  • Feature in one AATPC Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Monthly email of your animal’s therapy contribution


Large Animal Sponsorship (Horses, Goats, Alpacas)

Wally2$900 (1-time annual or pay $75 monthly)

Your monthly contribution provides hay and grain and warmth for one month for your horse, alpaca or goat.



  • Beautiful 8x10 photo of adopted animal
  • Animal Adoption Certificate including your animal’s story
  • Listing on the AATPC website as part of the Large Animal Adoptive Family
  • Monthly email of your animal’s therapy contribution
  • Feature in AATPC’s Monthly E-Newsletter
  • Private tour of our facility and the opportunity to meet your sponsored animal, and all our other therapy animals (up to 1 hour & 6 people)

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Barking C.A.A.T. Ranch
(Center for Animal Assisted Therapy)
7275 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO 80005
P 720-266-4444
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