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PAL WARMLY WELCOMES FRIENDLY PETS AND THEIR
 
 KIND HUMANS!
 
PAL volunteers make DC a more compassionate place to live.
 
With the Pet Visit Program, PAL volunteers and their pets visit nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, and other places in need of TLC in the DC metropolitan area. Our certification process is friendly and easy so that your dog (or other pet) can start visiting ASAP.  
 
Details on the Pet Visiting volunteer process are below.
 

PET VISITING BASIC REQUIREMENTS
 
Pets must be friendly, get along with dogs, other pets and humans, and should respond to basic commands - sit, stay, and come.
 
  • Birds and pocket pets like guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters are welcome. They donít need to be trained to sit and stay!
  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Volunteers under the age of 16 are welcome with an adult partner.

    Students needing volunteer hours are welcome to meet school requirements by volunteering with PAL.
  • Female dogs may not attend orientation or pet visits while in heat, and male dogs must be neutered.
  • Pets must have a health certificate with a current rabies vaccination signed by a veterinarian.
  • Your pet's rabies vaccination must be up-to-date to continue volunteering. PAL will contact you when your rabies is due to expire.

  • Please have your dog clean and groomed for all visits! 
 

PET VISITING Certification Process


We know you and your pet will be excellent at sharing love and affection with others.
Follow these steps to become certified and start spreading the joy.

 
Don't worry − people-loving dogs always do well. And if you still have questions, call Jack at 202-966-2171.
 

after you are certified...

 

DON'T HAVE A PET? VOLUNTEER AT pal club


The students of Stanton Elementary need you. They are curious and eager to learn, but face all the challenges of urban education. PAL Club volunteers tutor these great kids in reading and math, organize field trips to fun places like the zoo, visit with their pets and help in many other ways. Try it once and you'll be hooked - the kids will thank you in hugs!

To volunteer, please contact the PAL office at 202-966-2171 or email
info@peopleanimalslove.org. Let us know if you'd like to serve as a PAL Club tutor, chaperone or in some other capacity.  If you have any questions regarding the certification process, orientation, or the program in general, please contact the PAL Office at 202-966-2171 or jack@peopleanimalslove.org 
 
If you would like to visit Stanton as a Pet Visit volunteer, follow the usual certification process and then let Jack know you want to bring your pet's loving presence to Stanton!
 

We're here to help

 
If you have any questions regarding the certification process, orientation, or the program in general, please contact the PAL Office at 202-966-2171 or jack@peopleanimalslove.org .