Hospice Therapy Dogs
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Make a real difference in someone's life!
Compassus Hospice, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.
Compassus Hospice is looking for Pet Therapy volunteers (handlers with dogs only). A visit from a therapy dog can be so beneficial. Terminally ill patients enjoy the extra attention and unconditional love they feel from a four-legged companion. In order to volunteer and visit patients, you must have your own dog who is already certified through Therapy Dogs International, West Michigan Therapy Dogs or Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs.
Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Dog/Handler teams typically visit patients 1-2 times per month.
Any pet owner will agree that the presence of a dog will warm the heart and inspire the spirit which is why Hospice Compassus is seeking friendly canines to join our volunteer team. Volunteers along with their furry friends would be fostering meaningful connections with patients in the Metro Detroit area that could benefit from pet therapy. . The ideal volunteer is patient, compassionate, and has a heart for the elderly and dying.
For the protection of our patients all pets MUST be certified through an organization which assesses their temperment as therapy animals.
Therapy animals must be certified through an appropriate organization such as Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International, AKC Therapy Dog Program and Therapy Dogs Incorporated. All canines must be current with vaccinations and pass an assessment for compatibility with specific hospice patient. Some training is also required for handlers to ensure you feel equipped to help our hospice patients.
For more information, contact Bill White II at 248-355-9900 or by email at William.firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll work with your schedule.
30665 Northwestern Hwy#150Farmington Hills, MI 48334
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Six Months Preferred
- TB Test, Volunteer must have his/her own certified Therapy Dog.