Do you have a friendly, outgoing pet that loves people? Do you have a soft spot in your heart for senior citizens? Furry Friends is looking for patient, reliable volunteers with loving pets to make regular pet therapy visits visits to select senior care centers in Vancouver.
The pet therapy visits are enjoyable for the seniors, giving them the opportunity to reminisce about the pets they loved and cared for in years past, while nuzzling furry faces and stroking soft ears. It is also enjoyable for you to see the smiles and tears your pet therapy visits with your pet evokes. The visits last one hour and are scheduled once a month.
The facility and Furry Friends ask for a six- to twelve-month commitment. Volunteers must
- complete a volunteer application
- have an interview and orientation along with their pet
- and provide proof of current rabies vaccine. Personal transportation is required.