VITAS invites friendly and well-behaved pets to join the Paw Pals program, in which animals and their humans learn how to visit patients at the end of life. A registered VITAS Paw Pals 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 brightens the day for everyone when they visit.
Paw Pals must be well-groomed, at least one- year old, and have up-to-date health records.
100 Commerce Drive, Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713, US
VITAS recongnizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an intregal part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS hospice, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care.