We need YOU and your DOG!!! Your pet will make our patients smile!


(38.92465,-94.76637)
 

Cause Areas

When

Fri Jan 12, 2018 - Fri Feb 01, 2019

Where

11150 Thompson AvenueLenexa, KS 66219

About

I can't begin to tell you the pure JOY your dog can bring to the day of a patient in hospice care. Your dog should be very friendly, easy going, available to handle groups of people, have a soft mouth ( takes treats easily)! Your dog DOES NOT have to be certified therapy dog. These visits can be just as rewarding to you and to your dog! They will receive A LOT of love from our patients!

The primary focus of hospice care is quality of life through comfort, dignity and understanding. Volunteers can make a difference in somone's life by simply providing pet companionship in as little as 15 minutes. This is a meaningful and life changing opportunity. Some patients do not like companionship but the minute a dog or cat comes in the room is an entirely different story. At times patients will only respond to pet visitors.

Individual Trainings available near you upon request. Volunteers do not administer medications or perform any nursing duties.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Relationship Building
  • Veterinary

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 weekly visit or 2-4 visits a month (flexible)
  • TB Testing & Background Checks-seasonal flu shot

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