Compassionate Critters


Cause Areas


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


2710 W 12th StreetSioux FallsSioux Falls, SD 57104


It's been proven that animal therapy can work wonders on stress, anxiety and depression. We are looking for a team of trained, certified pet therapists to visit with patients, staff and families at one or all of our hospice locations. Specifically, we are looking to fill spots at our Sioux Falls, South Dakota Hospice Cottages, Worthington, MN Hospice Cottages and Ava's House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Pet Therapy animals must be certified through Therapy Dogs International, Pet Partners or nationally recognize organization. Once certified, therapy pets may visit on an as needed or scheduled basis.

Therapy Dogs Internationa:

Express interest through the online form, or email Pam Merchant at


  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 10 hours monthly
  • Pet Therapy Certification, set schedule if possible

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