A Hospice "Paw Pal" Pet Volunteer

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VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

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Provide comfort with your furry family member

Does your pet enjoy people? Would you like to bring joy to others in a fun and simple way? VITAS invites you and your pet to become PAW Pals and visit VITAS hospice patients in nursing homes or assisted living facilities in your community. Pets provide friendship and show unconditional love to hospice patients. People who have had to give up their pets miss the companionship and devotion that only animals can provide. 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. ALL Volunteers must attend a 2 day Orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. These are held every other month on 2 consecutive Saturdays. Obedience training, certification or VITAS Scrreening required. We must also have a copy of animal's immunization records.

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Animals Health & Medicine Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Nursing Home/Assisted Livings in YOUR communityAssignments made within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123


  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 weekly visits, generally 1-2 hrs + travel time
  • 2019 Orientation Dates: Jan 12 & 19, Mar 2 & 9, May 18 & 25, Jul 20 & 27, Sept 21 & 28, Nov 9 & 16

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