AWS Visiting Pets
Visitation & Respite with AWS’ Visiting Pets Volunteers
The AWS Visiting Pets team is comprised of dedicated AWS volunteers and their own dogs. The dogs are AWS alumni and are registered therapy dogs or Canine Good Citizen certified dogs. As a team, they visit local retirement homes, assisted living facilities and communities to bring comfort and joy to its staff and residents.
“Through our visits, we have seen first-hand the positive interaction that takes place when a visiting dog approaches a resident. Put simply, it’s almost magic. Residents light up. It may be a quick pat, a hug or a few minutes of cuddling while the resident shares stories, memories of dogs who have passed through their lives. There is always an element of joy that we all share in that moment.” ~Paula, Visiting Pets Volunteer
Would your facility be interested in scheduling a visit?