Here Kitty, Kitty- Pet Visitors Wanted

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Emmanuel Hospice

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Do you own a friendly kitty? Emmanuel Hospice is seeking a volunteer handler/cat team to visit our patients. This special team will be piloting the feline portion of our established Pet Visitor program. The addition of cats is new to our established Pet Visitor program. The goal of the Pet Visitor program is to provide joy and increased quality of life for those in our care. The human volunteer/handler will participate in our self-paced Patient and Family Support volunteer orientation program. Upon successful completion of orientation program, the four-legged volunteer/kitty will participate in a pet therapy certification process. Through a generous community grant, Emmanuel Hospice will cover the cost of the pet therapy certification. We will walk through the pet therapy certification process with you and be there every step of the way.
Qualifications for the pet therapy certification begins with a friendly cat, aged one year or older, who has lived in your home for at least six month. Of course kitty must be house trained, vaccinated against rabies, and no history of aggressive behavior.

More about Emmanuel Hospice- we are a very special, faith-based hospice located in west side of Grand Rapids. We treat our staff and volunteers like family. We serve our patients where ever they call home (private residents, residential setting, skilled nursing setting). Give us a call or email. We would love to discuss this opportunity with you.

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2161 Leonard NWGrand RapidsGrand Rapids, MI 49504



  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • 2-Step TB test, flu immunization, 10 hour self-paced orientation for volunteer, completion of pet therapy certification process

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