Woman with 2 dogs at shelter

Volunteering is a great way to get to know members of your community while also doing your part to make the community a better place. Volunteering with pets can make the experience even more enjoyable for everyone involved! If your pet is up to the task, consider checking out these pet volunteer opportunities in Nashville:

The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial

Volunteering with pets can be extra rewarding in a healthcare setting, such as the Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial. This is especially true when you get the chance to work with children. Volunteer opportunities available here include pet therapy for patients, though your pet will need to be certified to participate in this opportunity. Spending time with pets can help reduce stress and anxiety, which allows children to feel more relaxed and comfortable in what can be a very overwhelming environment.  

Nashville Therapy Pets

Pet therapy isn’t reserved for healthcare settings–it can be beneficial in many different environments, and for many different types of people. That is why Nashville Therapy Pets specializes in providing pet therapy visits in many different settings, including hospitals, medical offices, senior care facilities, special needs facilities, local businesses, hotels, conference centers, college campuses, and schools throughout Nashville. If your pet is able to pass one of the NTP Training Tests or Skills Evaluations, you and your pet will be able to participate in these volunteer opportunities.   

Crossroads Pets

This Nashville organization is dedicated to helping both animals and humans in the community. One of the ways they help is with their dog treat baking business, with which you can volunteer to help. Your dog will love helping out with the taste-testing! Crossroads Pets also offers many other options for volunteering with pets, including being part of their Caring Connections Team and Animal Care and Socialization team.

Make sure your pet is ready for these exciting volunteer opportunities by keeping up with regular veterinarian visits at The Urban Pet. Our Nashville veterinarian team offers a variety of services to help pets of all ages live happy, healthy, and comfortable lives. You can call us today at (615) 356-8993 to schedule your pet’s next appointment.