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ORGANIZATION: Ohlone Humane Society

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Volunteer with Ohlone Humane Society's Pet Therapy program!

Interested in sharing your loving animal with those in need? Do you have an especially well-socialized animal companion who loves to interact with people? Become a volunteer therapy animal team-together, you and your companion animal can make a difference!

To become part of the team, you must be at least 18 years old and have a cat or dog more than 1 year old that you’ve owned for at least 6 months. All animals must be up to date on shots and veterinary exams.

  1. Complete classes in obedience training and/or the AKC Canine Good Citizen course.
  2. Pass an Ohlone Humane Society Pet Therapy Program temperament evaluation of your pet.
  3. Fill out the Ohlone Humane Society volunteer form at https://ohlonehumanesociety.org/volunteer/.
  4. Join the Ohlone Humane Society
  5. Complete a shadowing/mentoring session with your pet and one of our teams.

We also welcome all teams with previous pet therapy experience or who are part of a pet therapy program such as Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International.

Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, miniature pigs, miniature horses & donkeys, birds and llamas/alpacas are all welcome.

Contact us to learn more!

Please see our Pet Therapy webpage at: https://ohlonehumanesociety.org/animal-assisted-interventions/ and our volunteer application at https://ohlonehumanesociety.org/volunteer/

ALL FOR THE ANIMALS!

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About Ohlone Humane Society

Location:

PMB #108, 39120 Argonaut Way, Fremont, CA 94538, US

Mission Statement

Ohlone Humane Society strives to inspire respect and compassion for all animals, advocate for their interests and welfare, and instill in our community that all living beings have a right to be treated humanely.

Description

Ohlone Humane Society is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that serves the Tri-City area in the East Bay. We care for animals and the community through humane programs and services. Ohlone Humane Society is privately funded and relies on the generous support of our community through donations and volunteering.

As one of the few humane societies that maintains a wildlife rehabilitation center, Ohlone Humane Society truly advocates for all creatures--from injured or orphaned native species to abandoned companion animals.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fremont, CAFremont, CA 94538

(37.50423,-121.96437)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Mental Health
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours every month...or more!

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