Byford (Graceford Residential Care)

Pet Therapy

Many residents had pets prior to moving into our facility and miss the companionship provided by animals. You will be enabling our residents to re-experience the joy that physical contact with animals can bring when you visit them with your own pet.

 You and your pet will visit residents in their rooms and in living areas. You will encourage residents to meet your pet and interact with them as they feel comfortable. Residents will enjoy reminiscing about their own pets and their experiences with animals. 

This role would suit someone with

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Commitment and reliability
  • Friendly, understanding and patient nature
  • A suitable, well-cared-for and well-behaved pet that will not jump, bite or scratch when petted.