Pets to People visits are currently on hold until the COVID-19 case rates in Jefferson County come down and we are welcomed back into the assisted living homes. When it is considered safe for the residents, volunteers will be required to show proof of vaccination.
The Pets to People program is a three-way partnership involving Olympic Mountain Pet Pals volunteers, their beloved family pets and the residents of local assisted living homes. The program was created in light of numerous studies highlighting the health benefits of pet therapy. It is widely recognized that pets make us feel safe, accepted and happy, and that holding or petting a dog can boost our mental and physical health.
OM Pet Pals volunteers share their trained therapy dogs with the residents of Life Care Center, Avamere (formerly Seaport Landing), and Victoria Place on regularly scheduled visitation dates.
If you would like to volunteer for the Pets to People program, please contact Lana O’Neill at (602) 400-7890.