Pet Visitation

If you’re looking for a way to volunteer alongside your dog – Pet Visitation is your ticket! In this unique program volunteers connect with our Community Programs team to coordinate visits throughout Chicago to share the love of their pet with others. By bringing your dog along to a local school, hospital, or, rehab center, you can assist our Community Programs team in educating and engaging the community in a truly impactful way.

Participants must be able to provide their own transportation and have a dog in their care with a Canine Good Citizen Certification. If your dog is not currently certified, visit our School of Dog Training page to learn more about upcoming classes and test dates. The majority of Pet Visitation programming takes place on weekdays during office hours – so candidates who are available Mondays – Fridays between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. are highly encouraged to apply.

All Pet Visitation volunteers complete our Virtual Volunteer Orientation prior to being scheduled for their first visit.

To learn more about this incredible opportunity, please contact us at


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