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Hug a Pet

The Hug-A-Pet program strives to bring companionship, activity, stimulation and cheer to those in our community residing in convalescent or hospice facilities. The psychological, physiological and social benefits of the bonds between humans and companion animals are well documented. Hug-A-Pet extends many of these benefits to those who may now be in a situation where they are experiencing isolation from family, friends, or even their own companion animal. Trained volunteers and their certified (SPCA Canine Good Citizen Program) companion dogs regularly visit facilities to provide conversation, companionship, affection and fun. Apply now