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Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Walden Behavioral Care

  • 77 people are interested

Walden Behavioral Care is a psychiatric hospital that has just opened our new location in Dedham MA, and this opportunity has finally started again (albeit with COVID precautions)! We are a psychiatric hospital mainly focused on eating disorders. The program would have you see patients on our different units (inpatient and residential all in the same location) usually for about 20-30 minutes at a time.

This would be in person and our schedule is flexible. Currently, we have some individuals coming once a week every other week (set day and time). These times would be determined by your availability as well as our group time availabilities! We are looking to expand our program so that we have at least one pet therapist visiting per day 7 days per week.

Our patients adore when pets come to see them and really improves their mood throughout the recovery process, so much so that we are trying to expand the program!

Let me know any questions and if you are interested! All you need is a certified therapy pet! To begin, we would just need your pet's certificate and to set up a time.

Please contact bwoodfin@waldenbehavioralcare.com with questions, interest and availability.

Thank you!

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About Walden Behavioral Care


9 Hope Avenue, Suite 500, Waltham, MA 02453, US

Mission Statement

Mission Relieving the suffering and stigma associated with the diseases we treat and providing our patients with the best chance of recovering a full and meaningful life is the primary mission of Walden Behavioral Care. This commitment guides us as we develop and deliver innovative behavioral health care services and provide education and assistance to our patients, their families and other health care professionals.


Walden Behavioral Care envisions itself as a market and thought leader known widely for the quality of the services we provide. As a model proprietary behavioral health care company, Walden is committed to providing comfortable and compassionate environments of care and innovative treatment services. To accomplish this goal, Walden invests significant time and resources in staff training and development as well as facility design and maintenance, treatment research, quality management and public education.
The Walden business plan anticipates future growth throughout the nation. Expansion will be driven by consumer demand, availability of appropriate reimbursement for services and the opportunity to partner with high-quality, professional health care providers in select locations. In developing new programming and additional sites, Walden will focus on diseases and geographies where there is existing unmet demand. Treatment and research in the area of eating disorders will be one of Walden’s primary areas of concentration.
As an organization, Walden BehavioralTM pays close attention to the details of operating a sustainable business that flexibly responds to changing market conditions so as to meet the expectations of its officers and shareholders.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


10 Carematrix DrDedham, MA 02026



  • Animal Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Relationship Building




  • 1 hour per visit (typically every week or every other week on a particular day of the week)
  • Certified Pet

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