Volunteer West Island – Caring Paws Animal Therapy

Volunteer West Island – Caring Paws Animal Therapy
Name of Organization – Program or Service:
Volunteer West Island – Caring Paws Animal Therapy
Category:
Program or Service Description:
A group of dedicated volunteers provide therapy dog and cat visits to various facilities within the West Island and surrounding communities.

Recognizing the therapeutic bond that exists between animals and people; this program is offered to citizens in retirement homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, Universities, CEGEPs and other public facilities. Connections with pets not only provides companionship and comfort to all age groups, it helps calm agitated residents, stimulates conversations, improves reading skills and decreases student’s stress during exam periods.
Age group:
12-17 (teen), 18-34 (young adult), 35-64 (adult), 65+(senior)
Territory Served:
Baie d’Urfé, Beaconsfield, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Île Bizard/ Ste. Geneviève, Kirkland, Pierrefonds/ Roxboro, Pointe-Claire, Senneville, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
Languages:
English, French
Phone:
(514) 457-5445
Volunteering Opportunities:
Yes