Pet Therapy Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


Anywhere our patients call homePrivate homes, assisted livings, nursing homes.East metro area of St. PaulSaint Paul, MN 55102
Pet Therapy


The Pet Therapy Volunteer provides diversion and entertainment for patients on hospice. The Pet Therapy Volunteer and their dog will be matched to either a specific patient or a specific nursing home facility where multiple hospice patients reside.

Your pet must meet the following criteria:

  • Each pet is covered by insurance through their owner or Pet Therapy Certification Program.
  • Each pet must have the following:

  • Certificate of Obedience Training

  • Proof of Health Certificate / Vaccinations

  • Certificate of Good Citizenship and Pet Therapy Certification


  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • dependent on assignment 1-4 hours/week

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