Furry Friend Companion (Newport)


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


Newport Oregon AreaNewport, OR 97365


Shangri-La is a non-profit human services organization serving adults with disabilities and disadvantages so they may recognize and achieve their potential. We aim to create communities where all people are accepted for their abilities and celebrated for their achievements.

The Furry Friend Companion will provide enrichment through visits with their pet to Shangri-La homes for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness.

  • Must be at least 15 years of age, 18 years of age is ideal, to volunteer independently. Volunteers 10-14 can volunteer with a parent or guardian.
  • Dogs must sit, stay, come when called, respond to its name, react appropriately to other animals and walk well on a leash.
  • Cats/bunnies must be comfortable being handled by multiple people and comfortable with other animals.
  • All pets must have proof of current vaccinations.

*This opportunity is available in Newport and Salem/Keizer.


  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Flexible! We will work with your schedule.

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