Pets on Wheels & Staying Safe During the Dog Days of Summer
A visit from a friendly pet--be it cat, dog, or parrot--can relieve stress and prompt conversation. Volunteers with the nonprofit Pets on Wheels spend thousands of hours bringing therapy animals to shelters, hospitals, and libraries, hoping to brighten someone’s day.
Executive Director Gina Kazamir describes how the organization trains pets and volunteers to visit more than 175,000 people each year. And volunteer Nancy Stark describes how her dog Kayak comforts those in hospice care.