Library - Mission Hills

Pet Assisted Therapy Storytellers (LOAL Members Only)

Do you love pets and children? Help us support a positive environment for both animals and children!

Description: Pet Assisted Therapy Storytelling is a very simple concept: Children read to therapy dogs. The dogs listen and don’t tease, laugh, or judge the child. Pet Assisted Therapy Storytelling provides a positive, nonthreatening, fun environment to support literacy. You must have your own therapy dog and be current member of the pet assisted-therapy organization, Love On a Leash. Your dog must have passed Control Evaluation and be covered under the organization’s liability insurance.  

For Love on a Leash Organization Only. If you are not part of this organization and interested in volunteering for this position, please visit


  • 18+ years old
  • Background check
  • Reference checks
  • Annual trainings
  • Knowledge or training related to topic, or willingness to learn
  • Pet Assisted Therapy organization liability insurance
  • Note: In-person volunteers are required to follow Vaccination Policy. Supervisors will provide updated information.

Duration: 6 months-1year



Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library

215 W. Washington St. San Diego, CA 92103




·       Volunteer candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date in accordance with City policy. “Fully vaccinated” means a person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Acceptable COVID-19 vaccines must either be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or the World Health Organization.  

·       Volunteer candidates who are selected for a volunteer opportunity will be required to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination. 

·       Volunteers with a disability or medical condition that makes it medically inadvisable for them to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, as verified by their healthcare provider, or those with a sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice that prevents them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, may request reasonable accommodation and exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Candidates who receive a conditional job offer and wish to make a request for accommodation will be provided with more information. The City will review requests for medical or religious accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. A candidate’s start date may be adjusted to allow for the accommodation process.