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Dogs and Owners to Visit Hospice Patients, Pet Visitor Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: Emmanuel Hospice


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Emmanuel Hospice is seeking individuals who own gentle dogs to visit our hospice patients. Our Pet Visitor volunteers are very popular with our hospice patients. Our patients enjoy engaging with the dogs and reminiscing with the volunteers. You and your pup will visit a patient(s) wherever the patient calls home, i.e. private residence, assisted living, nursing home, etc. We serve patients in a 50 mile radius of Grand Rapids.

You will be provided professional hospice training and we will assist you in getting your pup certified to be a Pet Visitor.

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About Emmanuel Hospice


401 Hall St SW, STE 263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Emmanuel Hospice, an interfaith partnership, is to provide exemplary spiritual and physical care creating a peaceful experience for the dying and their loved ones.


Why Choose Emmanuel Hospice?

Emmanuel Hospice is an interfaith collaboration of four local organizations with over 200 years of combined experience providing quality health care services in West Michigan.

St. Ann’s, Clark, Porter Hills and Sunset have joined together to deliver the highest level of holistic care to those who have reached the end of life.

The foundation of our partnership is rooted in common missions and values. This has enabled us, as like-minded organizations, to share resources, skills and expertise to better serve those in our community with a life-limiting illness or condition.

We are united in our aspiration to create a peaceful experience in any setting for the dying and their loved ones by providing exemplary spiritual and physical care. Our team is intensely focused on what is most important to each patient and family, and we encourage those we serve to celebrate life.

We begin every relationship by asking "How do you want to LIVE?", then strive to fulfill the individual wishes of our patients and their families.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


401 Hall Street SWSuite 263Grand Rapids, MI 49503



  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will be assigned one patient to visit once a week for about an hour. Some Pet Visitor volunteers see multiple patients. The choice is yours.
  • Professional hospice volunteer training is provided. Training total is approximately 10 hours. A majority of the training can be completed remotely. We will assist you with getting your pup certified through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

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