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Pet Companions for Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Gateway Hospice

  • 76 people are interested

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 friendly pet's 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 accommodate your specific volunteer interests.

We provide training, PPE and other safety measures to keep you healthy while visiting hospice patients.

Please contact Suzanne Ferguson, Volunteer Coordinator, to discuss how to join the Gateway Hospice Volunteer Team - 412-536-2020 or sferguson@gatewayhospice.com

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About Gateway Hospice


9380 McKnight Road, Arcadia Court, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, US

Mission Statement

"To provide quality end of life carethrough listening and education and responding to the needs of those we serve, our community and team."


Gateway Hospice volunteers are the heart of our organization. Volunteers do a variety of different things that help promote our mission of providing quality end of life care. From providing a listening ear as a companion volunteer, to providing respite for the caregiver to go grocery shopping or to their own medical appointment, to managing special projects in our North Hills office as "behind the scenes" support. Volunteers also can get involved with our bereavement program, making phone calls to bereaved family and friends. Music and art are a powerful way volunteers can connect with our patients, especially those with dementia. Pets are welcomed to pay friendly visits to our patients residing in nursing homes. The possibilities go on and on.

If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 412-536-2020, or email Suzanne Ferguson at sferguson@gatewayhospice.com.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Greater Pittsburgh RegionPittsburgh, PA 15222


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


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We work with your schedule
  • Annual TB test (we provide), Updated pet vaccinations, Proof of Covid Vaccination

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