Cause Areas

When

Tue Jan 31, 2017 - Thu Jan 31, 2019

Where

1405 S. 7th AvePhoenix, AZ 85007

About

Purpose: Encourage the interaction and relationship between animals and residents to promote comfort, love and healing.

Requirements:

  • Provide facility with any visiting animal’s current vaccinations upon starting visits and annually thereafter
  • Animal must be registered and have a license and tag from the county
  • Know the animal and its temperament and aggression/bite history
  • Know how to recognize the signs of fearfulness of individuals around the animal
  • Assure that animal is clean and healthy
  • Clean any mess the animal may make while in the facility

Responsibilities:

  • Sign in and out in the volunteer log every visit
  • Maintain control of animal at all times - must be on a leash at all times while on the property
  • Avoid contact with residents that are fearful or anxious around the animal
  • Immediately report any bite, scratch or other injury from the animal
  • Structure time so that all residents wanting to participate are able
  • Introduce animal by name and any additional facts
  • Control any feeding of the animal
  • Notify your supervisor immediately if any injury, fall, change in condition or concern about any resident - assist with any incident report as necessary

Time Commitment:

  • Ongoing scheduled visits 1-4 hours
  • 1-4 hour visits

Skills

  • Elder care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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