Volunteer With Your Dog

Doylestown Health encourages registered pet therapy teams to apply to volunteer at Doylestown Health. Teams must be registered with one of the following pet therapy organizations:

Registered therapy teams should review the guidelines and all other information provided. If you are interested in volunteering at Doylestown Health, please call Volunteer Services at 215-345-2204 to request an application. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Application Process

Interested pet therapy teams must complete the following application process:

  • Application, including:
    • Copy of current pet therapy organization registration
    • Copies of all veterinary records required by your pet therapy organization
    • Copy of current dog license
    • References
  • Interview
  • Tuberculosis screening and flu shot completed by a Doylestown Health clinician
  • Security clearances: PA, child abuse, and FBI
  • Volunteer orientation
  • Animal handler briefing & hospital tour
  • Three supervised visits with a Doylestown Health animal-assisted activity team master handler
  • Familiarity with the assignment and responsibilities of the animal-assisted activity team