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Pet Therapy

Our volunteers and their registered therapy dogs provide love and support by visiting with people of all ages receiving hospice care.  LB Hospice is seeking volunteers with dogs who are interested in bringing comfort and companionship to those in need.  Flexible schedules are available for volunteers.  All potential therapy dogs and their handlers are screened carefully prior to acceptance into the comprehensive therapy dog training program.

Requirements

Interested volunteers should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with many different kinds of people.  Potential therapy dogs must:

  • Be a minimum of 1 year of age
  • Act calm and gentle
  • Interact well with unfamiliar people in unfamiliar settings

Training

Our next training program will take place in October 2017.  Therapy dog training is provided at no cost.  To learn more about this unique and rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Titus Christianson, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:  218.998.1408

Email:  Titus.Christianson@LBHomes.org