Pet Therapy to visit with patients at the end of life


Cause Areas


Mon Oct 10, 2016 - Tue Dec 27, 2016


45 Church StreetStamford, CT 06906


Caring Hospice of Connecticut in Fairfield County is a unique, holistic and cost effective service designed to meet the social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs of their patients and families as they face terminal illness. The mission of Caring Hospice is to coordinate patient and family services while respecting their choices, values and beliefs.

Pet therapy volunteers help by providing companionship and a social outlet to patients, who reside in private homes, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities throughout Fairfield County. We are looking for individuals who have an approved animal visitor (dog, cat, etc.) to visit terminally ill patients and their families to provide comfort, joy and companionship.

Pet therapy handlers must produce documented evidence of annual reputable therapy pet organization membership(e.g. Pet Partners) and veterinary visits attesting to good behavior, good health and current vaccinations. Caring Hospice of Connecticut will find a way to share your talents and interests with the patients and their families.

Individualized training is provided free of charge without the need to travel to the Stamford office. In keeping with Medicare requirements, background and medical checks are part of the training process.


  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 4 hours a month
  • Meeting once per quarter for ongoing education and training
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