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Traditions Health Hospice needs Pet Therapy Dogs in the Peninsula & Tidewater

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Traditions Health Hospice of Virginia

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The mission of Traditions Health Hospice Newport News, formerly known as Hospice Community Care, is to promote health and independence in the patients we serve, to attract and retain exceptional healthcare professionals and to conduct our business with compassion and integrity.

Many of our patients live in assisted living facilities or nursing homes and have had to re-home their dog for a variety of reasons. Other patients' dogs have passed away and there is no dog available to visit these patients. No other companionship can compare to that of a dog, who loves unconditionally with an uncanny ability to see past a patient's sickness to bring joy to the patient, if only for one or two visits a month.

Do you have a certified therapy dog? Would you like to see your dog bring joy to people who would happily accept a visit with a loving dog? Traditions Health has a need for certified therapy dogs to visit our patients in York County, James City County, or the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg or Virginia Beach. All volunteer therapy dog will need to be current on all shots and license and you will need to provide proof that your dog is a certified therapy animal. As the dog's handler, you will need to have a TB test that we provide, have a current driver's license, auto insurance and a clean driving record. You will also need to undergo hospice volunteer training at our Newport News office.

During your training, you will learn about Covid-19, mask wearing and social distancing. As a Pet Therapy Volunteer, you will be required to observe all Covid-19 protocols as pertains to your patient.

Does this volunteer opportunity sound appealing to you? Please call Cynthia Vereen-Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator at 804-290-0951. You can also send an email to

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About Traditions Health Hospice of Virginia


10128 WEST BROAD STREET, Suite J, Glen Allen, VA 23060, US

Mission Statement

Traditions Health Hospice of Glen Allen and Traditions Health Hospice of Newport News, Virginia's mission statement is to promote health and independence in the patients we serve, to attract and retain exceptional healthcare professionals and to conduct our business with compassion and integrity.


Traditions Health of Glen Allen and Traditions Health of Newport News are both formerly known as Hospice Community. Traditions Health provides excellent end-of-life care for terminally-ill patients living in the Richmond Tri-Cities, Williamsburg, The Peninsula, Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach.

Traditions Health uses an interdisciplinary team approach to provide the highest quality of hospice care to our patient's and their loved ones. Traditions Health has become the hospice provider of choice because of our reputation for impeccable customer service, friendly, knowledgeable and supportive staff, offering unique delivery methods that meet the medical, physical, psychosocial and spiritual need of our patients and those that love them.

It would be impossible to meet all of the needs of our patients and those who love them were it not for our exemplary volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of their gift of time every year. We have several exciting opportunities to offer people who are considering volunteering with hospice.

Volunteers must have a current driver's license and proof of auto insurance as well as a clean driving record. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. We will train you for the volunteer opportunity that you are most interested.

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1064 Loftis Blvd. c2Newport News, VA 23606



  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A minimum of five hours a month, but you certainly can do more hours if you would like.
  • You cannot volunteer if you have had a DUI.

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