Calling All Pet Owners! Volunteer to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others ~ 32952


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


Nursing Homes andAssisted Living Facilitieson Merritt IslandMerritt Island, FL 32952


VITAS Healthcare(r) is looking for volunteers who can lick away loneliness or cuddle in a lap.

VITAS invites friendly and well-behaved pets (and their owners) to join the Paw Pals(r) program, in which animals and their humans learn how to visit patients at the end of life. A registered VITAS Paw Pals(r) visitor can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients.

Research shows that pet visits can sometimes reach a patient when no one else can. Paw Pals(r) brighten the day for everyone when they visit.

Paw Pals(r) must be well-groomed and have up-to-date health records. For more information on VITAS’ Paw Pals(r) program, contact LuAnn Moyer, Volunteer Services Manager at 321.752.2530 or


  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Veterinary
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week

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