Pet visitation volunteers - bring a smile!


Cause Areas


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


Good Shepherd HospicePolk, Hardee, Highlands CountiesAuburndale, FL 33823


Volunteers provide visits with their pet to hospice patients in Polk County who live at home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospice houses.

Animals have wonderful healing abilities and spread cheer wherever they go! Volunteers with certified pets are needed to bring a special kind of love into a patient's life.

Pet certification is required as well as proof of vet check within one year. If you have a pet that loves people, is gentle and well-behaved, contact us! Volunteers receive complimentary, comprehensive training before being matched with patients. No previous experience in the medical field is necessary. Days and times are flexible and every role is are also variety of opportunities to choose from based on your area(s) of interest, schedule and special gifts.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Pet Certification and current vet check

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