PAWS Pet Partner Visitation Teams | Applications Accepted Ongoing


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Enloe Medical CenterEnloe Hospital1531 EsplanadeChico, CA 95926

A visit by a volunteer Pet Partner team brings a smile to a patient.


If your dog has not yet been registered through Pet Partners, please visit their website to find out more: . The P.A.W.S. program requires all pets and their handlers to be registered through PET PARTNERS prior to volunteering.

The P.A.W.S. (Pets Assisting with Service) volunteer program at EnloeMedicalCenter impacts the patients and visitor experience by providing non-threatening visits from a pet partner team. The P.A.W.S. volunteer program is an opportunity for community members to share the healing spirit of dogs with patients and visitors on a flexible schedule. P.A.W.S. pet partner teams can visit any and all three locations during the following business hours:

  • MainHospital- between 9am - 8pm
  • CancerCenter- Open Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • RehabilitationCenter- Open 7 days a week from 8:00am - 5:00pm

P.A.W.S. pet partner teams will be orientated to each facility and proctor with an experienced pet partner team if necessary. The training will cover the following at each facility:

  • Site liaison/staff resource in department
  • Visit locations
  • Sign-in binder
  • How to document visits
  • Location of supplies needed


  • Healthcare
  • Animal Therapy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • Pet Partner registration;
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