“We are always looking for volunteers and are looking forward to growing even more" said Vicki Rummel, Executive Director.
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 09, 2015
Therapy Pets Unlimited Inc. (TPU) has reached 200 volunteers. In just over a year, the therapy pets charity has grown from their hometown base in Baltimore, Maryland to having evaluators in each of the continental states to now having 200 volunteers nationwide.
TPU is a distinctive service that focuses on easing pain in communities through the unique therapy of friendly pet visits.
“We are so proud to have reached this point,” states Executive Director, Vicki Rummel. “We are always looking for volunteers and are looking forward to growing even more. Pet therapy has been shown to be so important in providing hope and kindness to those dealing with illness, loneliness or stress.”
Owners with friendly pets should consider getting involved. As a part of Therapy Pets Unlimited, volunteers are certified by TPU and are covered under the group’s insurance. Schedules are flexible and volunteers work around their lifestyle to share the love of their pets. From visiting college campuses during finals week, to cheering up patients in the hospital, or visiting lonely nursing home patrons, TPU volunteers go wherever they are needed to bring comfort.
“…I am so glad that [my dog] Coco and I made the sticky walk to Future Care to visit some of our new friends,” said Kelly Welsh Fisher in a Facebook post to TPU. “To see the smiles on their faces when Coco enters a room confirms that I made a good choice... To hear a women thank me for lifting her spirits by bringing Coco is priceless.”
Vicki says, “While most of our volunteers have dogs, TPU is unique in that we are open to all kinds of therapy pets.”
For more information on how to TPU or how to get involved, please visit: http://www.therapypetsunlimited.org/
If you would like to donate to Therapy Pets Unlimited Inc. please visit their donation page at http://www.therapypetsunlimited.org/pages/donations.
You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TherapyPetsUnlimited and Twitter @TherapyPets.
About Therapy Pets Unlimited Inc.
Therapy Pets Unlimited is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that focuses on easing grief, stress and loneliness within the community through friendly pet visits.