28 May

Our Volunteers

Would you and your pet like to Join Pets and People?

Pets and People® members come from all walks of life, but they all have one thing in common…: a desire to share with others the joy their pets have given them. Most of our visiting pets are dogs, but we also welcome cats and rabbits of friendly disposition.
Together with our pets we provide over 3000 hrs in community volunteer time annually

Application forms

These forms are required for joining Pets And People®. Please download and/or print these forms. If you have any questions or need hard copies, please follow the links above to contact us.

Forms:

1. Registration Form – is to be completed by the volunteer

2. Veterinary Inspection and Medical Record – this must be filled out by your veterinarian after examing your pet .

Please send both completed forms to Pets and People® Visiting Society, #9-3151 Lakeshore Rd., Suite 211, Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3S9

Once these forms have been completed and returned to Pets and People, you and your pet will be invited to a screening.Screenign are helds several times a year depending on the amount of applicants. Pets are carefully screened before being accepted into our program. The screening is conducted by experienced Pets and People® volunteers in a veterinary facility with a veterinarian present.

We look carefully at the pet’s:

Relationship with its handler
Disposition and behaviour
Understanding of basic commands
Response to people
General health and cleanliness

Please Note:

Visiting animals must be 1 year old or more, have a current license, be trained in basic obedience, and have relatively calm nature.

With visiting pets, cleanliness is a priority. Proper grooming, along with clean teeth and ears etc., is vital

You can chose from our many Kelowna area facilities we visit. Some facilities may require criminal record checks and a current flu shot.

Volunteers without pets are also welcome as members in Pets and People.

Visiting persons must be 16 years of age unless accompanied by an adult

Our Annual Membership fee is $5.00 which helps with the insurance we must carry so that you are and your pet are insured.

Before being accepted into the program, your pet must be checked by its own veterinarian who must then fill out the “vet form” to our satisfaction. This form can be downloaded from our Forms page and printed off, or it can be mailed to you at your request.

Once your pet has been accepted into the program by Pets and People® he or she must have a vet checkup annually.