St. John Ambulance

Therapy Dog Visitation


Description
Offers a program for individuals to interact with a therapy dog.

Service provides:

  • a program for hospitals, retirement residences, long-term and short-term care facilities, schools, community centres, and libraries for particpants to interact with a therapy dog to help manage pain and stress, provide comfort, and more

Activities include:

  • talking with the volunteer and the dog
  • feeling, touching, petting, stroking, and / or cuddling the dog
  • receiving unconditional love from the dog
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • hospitals
  • seniors residences and care facilities
  • schools, universities, and colleges
  • community centres and libraries
Eligibility may vary by location, community need, and availability of volunteers.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • request forms may be found on website
Site approval and eligibility criteria is in place.Service suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Toll Free
1-800-665-7114
Fax
587-701-3325
Web Site
http://www.sja.ca
Email
reddeer@sja.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: No -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
February 18, 2021
Address
6519 67 Street
Red Deer, AB, T4P 1A3
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM