Pet Therapy- Join our Hospice Volunteer Team!

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


Greater Pittsburgh RegionPittsburgh, PA 15222


Are you and your pet therapy certified? Visits from our four-legged friends bring a smile to everyone's face. They provide reduced anxiety and peace to the patients we serve.

Gateway Hospice has the perfect volunteer opportunity for you and your furry friend. Calling all registered pet therapists and their owners! You and your 'best friend' will visit hospice patients where ever they call home- assisted-living facilities, hospitals, skilled nursing homes, and/or personal homes.

We are looking for volunteers all over the Greater Pittsburgh Region- including Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington & Westmoreland counties. Gateway Hospice will work with you and your animal buddy to accomodate your specific volunteer interests.

Please contact Amylyn Verrone, Community Development Coordinator, to discuss how to join the Gateway Hospice Volunteer Team - 412-737-0969 or


  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours per month
  • Annual TB test, Pet Therapy Certification

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