Share your pet's unconditional love with our hospice patients! (Milwaukee)


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


TBD - we'll match you with a patient in your area!Milwaukee, WI 53219


Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more therapy dog/handler teams in Milwaukee County, or a surrounding community, to enrich the lives of our hospice patients. The pet visitor volunteer, along with their therapy dog, can encourage an emotional connection, alleviate stress and feelings of isolation, promote self-esteem and provide meaningful interactions/activities to support life review and the sharing of memories. Service hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. Volunteers and their furry friends have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for. If you have a friendly canine that has a lot of love to give and spreads joy wherever she/he goes, this is the opportunity for you!

If your dog is currently certified through an approved, reputable therapy animal agency, you can immediately begin the Heartland Hospice volunteer application and orientation process.

Is your dog not certified? We will happily assist you with this process. Once your dog is certified and registered, you will then be trained to become a Heartland Hospice volunteer. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age (or 16 if accompanied by a guardian or parent), agree to a background and reference check, attend a volunteer orientation, complete two TB tests, and have reliable transportation.

NOTE: certain breed restrictions apply.


  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2hrs/month, but we welcome any time you can give!
  • Must have reliable transportation!
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