Pet Visitor
Responsibilities:

- To provide an opportunity for residents to interact and bond with animals.

- Check in with Recreationist or designate prior to beginning visits.

-Introduce yourself and your pet to the residents.

- Allow opportunities for resident to pet/handle the animal (as appropriate.)

- Only visit residents who have indicated an interest in having pet visits.


Benefits:

- Allows those unable to have their own pets the opportunity to interact with animals.

- Spend time with your pet while assisting in the community.

- Give the residents the joy of spending time with an animal.


Requirements:

- Excellent verbal communication skills

- Comfortable interacting with seniors

- Patient, kind and positive

- Enjoy being part of a team and working effectively with others.

-Pet must be obedient and have a high tolerance for human contact.

- Pet must have current immunization records

-Small to medium sized dogs with medium to low energy.

-TB Test
-Police Check
-Rapid COVID Swab (completed every shift)
*Strongly encourage volunteers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 once eligible.
*Wear Full PPE (surgical mask and shield)