Got a dog? Pet Visitors Wanted

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Emmanuel Hospice

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Got a dog? Emmanuel Hospice is seeking a volunteer handler/dog team to visit our patients. 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/dog will participate in a therapy dog certification process. Through a generous community grant, Emmanuel Hospice will cover the cost of the therapy dogs certification.
Qualifications for the therapy dog certification begins with a friendly dog, any breed or mix (no wolf/coyote breeds, please), and aged one year or older. Your dog must have basic skills, i.e. sit, stay, down, etc. Your dog must be of a calm, gentle nature (no jumping, please).
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. We would love to discuss this opportunity with you.

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Animals Health & Medicine Seniors


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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. Assessment for dog.

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