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Help with hospice patients' pets

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Heartland Hospice Services

  • 14 people are interested
Hospice volunteer

Heartland Hospice is looking for a dedicated volunteer to organize a project in which other volunteers care for patients’ pets. This organizing volunteer will manage volunteers who walk patients’ dogs, take animals to the vet or groomer, and, when needed, place the pets of patients who have passed with new families. You can provide the comfort to a patient of knowing that their pet is being taken care of during the patient’s last weeks of life and afterwards. Volunteer to lead this important project with Heartland Hospice.

Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old, complete a fingerprint background check (paid for by Heartland), extensive training, and two TB tests (available for free at Heartland’s office). When meeting with patients, volunteers must wear the protective gear, including a medical-grade face mask, that Heartland provides for free.

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About Heartland Hospice Services


3840 Packard Suite 260, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, US

Mission Statement

Heartland Hospice provides quality care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as support to their families and caregivers. We enhance the quality of life of those we serve through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by using an interdisciplinary approach in delivering care to patients--either in their own homes or extended care facilities--while working cooperatively with other health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay.


Heartland Hospice Service serves patients in Washtenaw, Livingston, Wayne and Oakland Counties in MIchigan. Heartland is a non-profit and part of the larger HCR ManorCare/ProMedica network.

Hospice supports, cares for and comforts patients in the final stages of life, as well helping as their families. Heartland serves patients wherever they call home, whether it is a private home or a nursing home or another facility. Hospice includes palliative care by nurses, as well as counseling for patient and family, and pastoral or spiritual support.

Hospice volunteers help patients and families by providing companionship, respite care and emotional or spiritual support, depending on the patient's needs.



We'll work with your schedule.


Throughout southeast MichiganAnn Arbor, MI 48108



  • Elder care
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Hospice Care
  • Organization


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It's flexible. We'll work with your schedule!
  • Two tuberculosis (TB) skin tests, available for free at Heartland's office.

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