PET THERAPY (specialized)
Let your certified pet meet a client and make their day! Some people love animals with all their heart, but they are unable to have their own pet because they would not be able to provide proper care for it. Meeting a therapy pet may satisfy their wish to have a pet around to some extent and will benefit individuals with depression or let them forget about their pains for a short while.
You will need to provide proof of pet therapy certification and keep it updated while volunteering. Pet has to be current on vaccinations.
- Introduce pet to client
- Engage gentle interaction between client and pet, if needed
- Be sensitive to the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of the client, family and caregivers
- Transporting individual
- Any type of personal or hands-on care such as: bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, or medication dispensing
- Do not leave property to go for a walk with client without taking a caregiver