Seeking well trained/well mannered dogs and their loving handlers to visit patients in a hospital

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Providence Saint John's Health Center

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Providence Saint John’s Health Center recognizes the therapeutic benefits of animal visitation. Animal visitation helps promote a sense of normalcy to counteract the foreign and often frightening experience that hospitalization can create. It assists with improvement of patient/family/staff morale and emotional well-being. In addition, it serves to bring humor to the bedside and enhances the opportunity to open lines of communication through animal companionship.

Do you have a friendly, well mannered, obediently trained dog? Do you want to give back to patients in a hospital setting? Does your dog enjoy being around people it doesn't know? Do you enjoy interacting with all walks of life?

We are looking for great handler/dog teams to join the Pawsitive Pet Program at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica.

If you meet the requirements and are a good fit for the program we will help you through the process of becoming a registered Pet Partner. Once registered, we provide training and coaching to prepare you to visit patients and families in the hospital.

If you are interested in learning more please call Karen Stoyer, Coordinator, at (310) 829-8438.

Help bring smiles, support and healing to those in need.

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About Providence Saint John's Health Center


2121 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404, US

Mission Statement

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.


Providence Saint John’s Health Center has been serving the Santa Monica and westside Los Angeles county communities since 1942, and since that time has earned a reputation for clinical excellence and award-winning care in a compassionate and tranquil healing environment.

Today, Providence Saint John’s is a nationally renowned 266-bed hospital with physicians, nurses, volunteers and support staff who work as a team to provide the best possible medical care to its patients and the community. Providence Saint John’s provides the latest in diagnostic technology and specialty care with a strong commitment to its core service lines: heart and vascular care, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. Saint John’s also is home to the world-renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute, dedicated to clinical research and medical advancements in cancer care.

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who in 2014 passed its sponsorship to Providence Health & Services, Providence Saint John’s is rooted in the Catholic health care tradition, which is devoted to providing leading-edge medicine with unwavering compassion and personalized care. In line with both its Catholic Mission and its responsibilities as a non-profit health care provider, Providence Saint John’s seeks to create healthier communities by investing in community benefit programs, with an emphasis on the poor and vulnerable.

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Providence Saint John's Health CenterVolunteer Office2121 Santa Monica BoulevardSanta Monica, CA 90404



  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • English
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Call for more details

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