Pet Volunteers needed to Lick away Loneliness or Cuddle on a Lap


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Near your work, home or school locationLaSalle, IL 61301


VITAS invites friendly and well-behaved pets to join the Paw Pals program, in which animals and their humans learn how to visit patients at the end of life. A registered VITAS Paw Pals visitor can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets. All kinds of pets are invited to join VITAS’ Paw Pals Club.

Pet visits can sometimes reach a patient when no one else can. Our Paw Pals SM brightens the day for everyone when they visit.

Paw Pals must be well-groomed, at least one- year old, and have up-to-date health records.

For more information about VITAS visit


  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Very flexible with your schedule!
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