Have a Furry Friend? Become a Pet Visitor at Gianna Homes!


Cause Areas


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


4605 Fairhills Road EastMinnetonka, MN 55345
Maddy visits every week to read books to our memory care residents at Gianna Homes. We want you to join our volunteer team!


Bring your pet - dog, cat, donkey, rabbit - to visit memory care residents at a small residential home. We see that short visits with animals can improve mood, bring a calming effect, and decrease behavioral issues with our residents. We also believe in the "Eden Alternative" which motivates us to have LIFE around our home. We hope that you can help us add to this joyful atmosphere!

Your pet should be up on their vaccinations and have a calm temperment.


Gianna Homes has two locations - Gianna Homes - Sursum Corda (listed here in Minnetonka) and Gladys' Place (in Plymouth). Both homes are just that - houses that are homes to residents with memory loss. Gladys' Place has 6 residents and Gianna Homes - Sursum Corda has 10 residents. Our mission is "providing memory care iwth a loving kindness that respects the dignity of each resident. Welcome Home!" We hope that you can join us in listening to the stories of our residents and making them feel at home and loved.


  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Elder care

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/ month (or every other wk or weekly)
  • interview with pet to make sure it's a good fit!

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