Posted: January 9, 2024
Last Updated: January 17, 2024

Therapy dog visiting in the community

Provide joy with a Therapy dog visiting in the community! Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare and a calm friendly dog? Would you enjoy an opportunity to volunteer with your dog? East Central Therapy Dogs volunteers and their dogs visit our friends in long term care, retirement homes, PRHC, Hospice and VON Day Programs to share friendship and the unconditional love of our dogs. To find out more about us and to register for the next dog evaluation, please check out our website www.ectd.ca
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Opportunity Start Date:
April 1, 2024
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Ongoing
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This Opportunity typically takes place Weekly.
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Each session typically takes 2-4 hours.
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Visit website www.ectd.ca and complete online registration

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Weekly visits with your dog to your assigned locations to visit with residents or patients.

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We share friendship and the unconditional love of our dogs with our clients in long term care, hospital, hospice, etc.

Community Impact

Sharing the unconditional love of our dogs with our clients provides many health benefits. Petting a dog can lower blood pressure and encourage relaxation. It can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood. It can calm and distract from pain. A visit from our dogs can help clients cope with health problems and provide comfort and enjoyment. Our weekly visits reduce loneliness by building friendships with our clients.

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Therapy dog visiting provides a unique opportunity to volunteer with your dog. You will meet interesting new people and develop new friendships. And you will see the positive impact you and your dog have on our clients and our community.

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Weekly visits with your dog to your assigned locations to visit with residents or patients.

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