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


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


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


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 contact ERIN via email at or call (310) 829-8438 .

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


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Requirements & Commitment

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