Nursing Home Visits with Pets

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Animal Rescue Friends

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Volunteers needed to visit nursing homes with shelter cats and/or dogs to provide pet therapy for nursing home residents. New volunteers are not expected to conduct visits alone as there is always at least one other volunteer who conducts the visits. This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity for people interested in aiding senior citizens and helping animals as well.

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About Animal Rescue Friends


400 Barrett Rd. (actual shelter), P.O. Box 544 (mailing address), Berea, OH 44017, US

Mission Statement

To find homes for and rehabilitate (if needed) homeless dogs and cats in the surrounding community.


Non-profit animal shelter which houses up to 20 homeless dogs and up to 70 homeless cats at one time. Animals stay in shelter without time limits. Several animals are in foster care as well. There are about 140 volunteers and some shelter staff, such as a shelter manager, healthcare staff and cage cleaning crew. Up to 1000 dogs and cats are placed per year. Funds are acquired through donations, fundraising efforts and adoption fees.



We'll work with your schedule.


390 Barrett Rd. (actual shelter)Berea, OH 44017




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours weekly or every other week
  • Be able to lift and carry 15 pounds

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