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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1415 Almond AvenueSt. Paul, MN 55108

About

Lyngblomsten has many residents and tenants who would benefit from the companionship of a loving dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, etc.! Come visit with your pet and help brighten someone's day!

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: The pet owner will work to do the following while visiting residents at Lyngblomsten:

-Provide opportunities for the residents to pet and/or hold animal(s)

-Converse with the residents during the visit

-Provide opportunity for safe, non-threatening interaction

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Dogs and cats must be at least 1 year of age and current on vaccinations (documentation must be provided to Volunteer Services)

-Animals must be well behaved around people and wheelchairs

-Dogs and cats must be potty trained

-Pet owner must be willing to approach residents in a friendly manner and hold brief conversations

TIME COMMITMENT: Flexible. The hope is that pet visits would occur several times a month, but day and time are quite flexible!

TRAINING REQUIRED: The volunteer and their companion animal will spend their first visit at Lyngblomsten accompanied by a Volunteer Services staff person. After that, a list is provided to the volunteer that lists individual residents that enjoy pet visits.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Lana Western, Volunteer Coordinator, at (651) 632-5406 or lwestern@lyngblomsten.org

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
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