Make a "Dog-Gone" Difference in a Hospice Patients Life


Cause Areas


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


Near your home or businessServing Dallas, Ellis, Collin, Rockwall, HuntVan Zandnt, Delta, Fannin & Rains CountiesDallas, TX 75247


VITAS invites friendly and well-behaved pets to join the Paw Pals SM program, in which animals and their humans learn how to visit patients at the end of life. A registered VITAS Paw Pals SM visitor can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets. All kinds of pets are invited to join VITAS’ Paw Pals Club.

Pet visits can sometimes reach a patient when no one else can. Our Paw Pals SM brighten the day for everyone when they visit.

Paw Pals SM must be well-groomed and have up-to-date health records.


  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Bilingual
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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