Open Requests for Pet Therapy Services

Open Requests are waiting to be filled
The list below contains requests for Pet Therapy Services from facilities and individuals in the Midlands. If you are a Pet Therapy Team, please contact them directly to meet their request. Or, you can Contact Us, and we will assist you in working with these Open Requests.

HarborChase of Columbia

  • Description: This assisted living facility in the Harbison area is looking for Pet Therapy Visits any day from Monday through Saturday at any time from 1:30 to 4:30.
  • Contact: Margorie Richardson at 803-490-5454 or mrichardson@hraonline.net.

Frances Mack Intermediate School

  • Description: This school in Gaston serves special needs kids ages 5-12. They are looking for ongoing visits to the children.
  • Contact: Michelle Jordan at 803-603-7694 or mjordan@lexington4.net.

3 Rivers Behavioral Health Outpatient Services

  • Description: A program for military and 1st responders with PTSD.
    Days and hours are flexible.
  • Contact: Contact Nancy at 803-744-3209 or at NancyPilat-Renner@uhsinc.

Carolina Gardens of West Columbia

  • Description: This assisted living facility is looking for visits from Pet Therapy Teams in their memory care unit on Tuesdays after lunch.
  • Contact: Contact Elizabeth Galgano at 864-494-0883 or feeskridge1@gmail.com.

Lutheran Hospice

  • Description: This hospice is looking for teams to visit patients both in the Lowman Home in White Rock and in other facilities in the area.
  • Contact: Contact Kendra Neely at 803-513-7034 or kneely@Lutheranhospice.org.

Homestead Hospice

  • Description: Homestead is looking for teams to visit both homebound patients and patients who are in local facilities.
  • Contact: Contact Erin at (w) 803-509-8844 x 205, (c) 203-494-7549 or eclark@homesteadhospice.net.

Palmetto Senior Care

  • Description: This day program for adults 55 and older is looking for Pet Therapy visits weekdays from 1:00 – 3:00. They are located in West Columbia.
  • Contact: Contact Cathy Filicky at 803-939-8400 or Catherine.Filicky@palmettohealth.org.

Helping Hands Adult Day Care

  • Description: This day program for dementia patients is looking for Pet Therapy visits either 10am-11am or 1pm-2:30pm, any day Monday through Friday. They are located in Cayce.
  • Contact: Contact Julie at JulieBuckley29033@gmail.com or 803-238-3217.

Sandhills Library

  • Description: Mr. Caughman is looking for Pet Therapy Teams to participate in the READ program. This public library is located in the northeast.
  • Contact: Contact Taylor Caughman at 803-699-9230 or TCaughman@richlandlibrary.com.

Gilbert Middle School

  • Description: Located in Gilbert SC, this school is looking for Pet Therapy visits for their Special Education program of about a dozen kids with mild educational disabilities. Monday or Wednesday mornings for 30-45 minutes weekly is what they are looking for.
  • Contact: Contact Amy Cooper at 803-317-5162, 803-821-1764, or acooper@lexington1.net.

Langford Elementary School

  • Description: This school is in Blythewood. They are looking for a Pet Therapy Team to help children to read.
  • Contact: Contact Mary Dieguez at 803-741-6423 or mdieguez@richland2.org.

The Burton Center

  • Description: This day program for adults with disabilities/special needs is looking for Pet Therapy Teams on Tuesdays at 10:00am. They are located in West Columbia.
  • Contact: Contact Kim Smith at (803)794-6110 or ksmith@burtoncenter.org

Carolina Gardens Lexington

  • Description: This assisted living facility is looking for teams willing to visit on Monday mornings.
  • Contact: Contact Kimberly Leong at (803) 520-5850 or kleong@pruitthealth.com.

NHC Parklane

  • Description: This facility is looking for teams willing to visit for about an hour at either 10am or 2pm during the week.
  • Contact: Contact Tara at 803-741-9090 ext. 321, 803-707-9040 cell or ladyvirgo1908@gmail.com.

Deepwood Estates of Lexington

  • Description: This independent living facility offers flexible days and times for visits.
  • Contact: Contact Megan at Megan.Owens@holidaytouch.com or 803-673-9558.

Oakleaf Village of Lexington

  • Description: Flexible hours for visiting residents at this assisted living facility.
  • Contact: Contact Spencer Boyd at 803-808-3477.

Tidewater Hospice

  • Description: Looking for Pet Therapy teams to visit patients in homes and facilities.
  • Contact: Contact Barbara Rowell at 803-454-9035 or browell@tidewaterhospice.com.

Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

  • Description: Senior living facility on Trenholm Rd. Flexible days and times.
  • Contact: Contact Janelle at 321-848-1407 or Janelle.Sikora@gmail.com.

Colonial Gardens

  • Description: Memory care facility in West Columbia. Afternoons are best.
  • Contact: Contact Cora Myers at 803-796-2556 or tacora.myers@jeaseniorliving.com.

Jenni-Lynn Senior Living

  • Description: Facility in West Columbia. Flexible days and hours.
  • Contact: Contact Renate Marek at 803-445-6560 or marek.renate@gmail.com.

Bridges Clubhouse (Mental Health of SC)

  • Description: Formerly Day program for high functioning adults on Fridays 12:30 – 1:00.
  • Contact: Contact Keya Fowler at 803-796-6179 or kfowler@mha_sc.com.

Sexual Trauma Services

  • Description: Rape Crisis Center for Lexington, Richland, Sumter and Newberry counties requests Pet Therapy visits in all locations.
  • Contact: Contact Sherry Lewis at dto@stsm.org or 803-790-8208.

Opus Post Acute Rehab

  • Description: Formerly known as Agape West Columbia. 300 Agape Dr., West Columbia. Flexible days and hours.
  • Contact: Contact Annie Keaton at 803-361-0710 or akeaton@Esignservices.net.

Summer’s Landing Independent & Assisted Living Community

  • Description: 651 Polo Rd., Columbia 29223. They would like Pet Therapy visit during the week in the afternoons.
  • Contact: Contact Jamie Gainey at 803-788-9555 or jgaineypolo@gmail.com.

Midlands Center

  • Description: A residential facility for people with intellectual disabilities. Visiting hours are flexible.
  • Contact: Leshaund Hicks, lhicks@ddsn.sc.gov, 803-569-0871

The Haven in the Summit

Palmetto Senior Care

Agape Hospice

  • Description: There are 5 facilities in the Midlands where you can visit. Hours are 8am and 7pm, 7 days a week.
  • Contact: Volunteer Manager of the Midlands, mmattox@agapesenior.com (803) 454-6113
  • Website: www.agapesenior.com

Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital

  • Description: This hospital in downtown Columbia is looking for pet therapy teams for weekdays and weekends.
  • Contact: Betsy Neal, Manager of Clinical Services, at Betsy.Neal@PalmettoHealth.org or 296-5546.
  • Website: www.palmettohealth.org

Abbey Road Hospice

Palmetto Health Richland Springs

  • Description: Richland Springs psychiatric unit is looking for Pet Therapy on Sunday mornings from 10:00am – 11:00am.
  • Contact: Betsy Neal at 803-296-5546 or Betsy.Neal@PalmettoHealth.org
  • Website: www.palmettohealth.org

Lexington Medical Center

  • Description: You can visit this hospital in West Columbia any day or evening of the week.
  • Contact: Butch Younginer at 803-731-2833 (home), 803-446-1265 (cell), scchiefump@hotmail.com
  • Website: www.lexmed.com

Palmetto Health Richland

  • Description: Visit the adult and heart hospitals 7 days a week, daytime and evenings. Children’s Hospital visits are on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 -12.
  • Contact: Butch Younginer 803-731-2833 (home), 803-446-1265 (cell), scchiefump@hotmail.com

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