In thisthread, **diggerwam **indicated that he/she is looking to train with their pet for hospice volunteer work.
I thought this sounded like a TREMENDOUS idea since I have the cutest, sweetest puppy this side of the Mississippi and I’ve always wanted to volunteer in a way that I feel truly helps people and brings comfort but I’m a bit afraid of the unknown. Volunteering with my dog means that he’s the focal point of the visit and I don’t have to feel so out of place and nervous (I hope!)
So those of you who have volunteered with your pets, I’d love to hear your experiences. It doesn’t have to be in hospice, I just want a general feel for what to expect and what kind of response you’ve encountered from folks when you volunteer.