Become A Pet-A-Pet Member

Thank you for your interest in joining the Pet-A-Pet Club! Below you will find information about membership requirements. If you have further questions please Contact Us.

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The first step is to look at our Visitation Schedule and find a location and time that is convenient to you. Then, contact the coordinator for that location for more information. If there is no location near you, please consider attending a few visits a little farther away. After you are familiar with what we do and are comfortable with the process, we can work together to expand to a location closer to you.
Michigan Veterans Home of Chesterfield
47901 Sugarbush Road
Chesterfield, MI 48047-2243
Clinton Macomb Library South Branch
35679 S Gratiot Ave
Clinton Twp, MI 48035-2855
Westlake Health Campus
10735 Bogie Lake Rd
Commerce Twp, MI 48382-2426
Oakwood Commons Skilled Nursing & Rehab
16391 Rotunda Dr
Dearborn, MI 48120-1172
Corewell Health Mental Health
18101 Oakwood Dr
Dearborn, MI 48124-4089
Woodhaven Retirement Community
29667 Wentworth St
Livonia, MI 48154-6231
West Hickory Haven
3310 W Commerce Rd
Milford, MI 48380-3100
Medilodge of Milford
555 Highland Ave
Milford, MI 48381-1517
The Bay at Chesterfield
29891 23 Mile Rd
New Baltimore, MI 48047-1842
Waltonwood Twelve Oaks
27475 Huron Circle
Novi, MI 48377-3439
Maple Manor Rehab & Neuro
31215 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48383-4515
Trinity Health Oakland Hospital
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341-5023
Special Tree Neuro Care
10909 Hannan Rd
Romulus, MI 48174-1383
St. John Providence Hospital - Rehab
16001 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48075-4818
Randall Residence
13400 19 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313-1950
Corewell Health Rehab
10000 Telegraph Rd
Taylor, MI 48180-3330
Corewell Health Mental Health
10000 Telegraph Rd
Taylor, MI 48180-3330
Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
11800 E 12 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48093-3472
Warren Woods Early Childhood
32917 Lorraine Ave
Warren, MI 48083-8107
American House
5859 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2279
Please select your city from the dropdown above to view locations in your area.

Pet Evaluation & Membership

For your first visit, you must bring a copy of your pet’s vaccinations from your veterinarian. The coordinator will meet with you to evaluate your pet’s suitability as a volunteer and take you through the procedures at the facility you are visiting. If your pet meets the requirements and you decide to become a member, you will be given a registration form. This form must be signed by your veterinarian to verify that all vaccinations are up to date and your pet is suitable for this type of work. This form must be returned to a coordinator with your dues. Membership is not valid, and liability insurance will not cover volunteers, without the signatures of the veterinarian and facility coordinator on the form.

Current due are $10 per pet per year. This registration fee is paid annually and covers some of our club expenses: liability insurance for scheduled visits, pet scarf, newsletters three times per year, postage, etc. Our fiscal year runs July 1 – June 30, but new members are welcome at any time.

After you are registered you may attend any of the scheduled Pet-A-Pet site visits by providing the coordinators with a copy of your registration. Some visits have some additional requirements, such as TB tests. The coordinator can provide the specific details.

Participation in Pet-A-Pet volunteer activities can be applied to community service requirements for high school students. Please ask your coordinator.

Pet Requirements

The number one goal of Pet-A-Pet is keeping our animals, visitors and those we visit happy and safe. No formal training is required. However, we do expect animals to be friendly and social with other people and other animals. Below is additional criteria your pet must meet in order to be approved to join Pet-A-Pet.

Dog Requirements


  1. Must be on a leash or harness. Retractable ‘Flexi’ leashes are not allowed.
  2. Must be kept under control at all times.
  3. Must have a clean and neat appearance.
  4. Must like people and get along with other animals.
  5. Must be friendly and accept strangers touching their ears, tail and paws.
  6. Must accept hugs from strangers.
  7. Small dogs must allow themselves to be placed on a strangers lap.
  8. Must not be afraid of wheelchairs or walkers.
  9. Must be able to walk about without struggling on different flooring surfaces.
  10. Must not be fearful of loud noises.


  1. Unacceptable amount of growling or barking
  2. Excessive jumping
  3. Any amount of aggression towards other animals or humans.

Cat Requirements


  1. Cats must be on a leash and collar or harness or in a carrier.
  2. Nails are to be trimmed, declawed or have ‘Soft Paws’ (vinyl nail caps).
  3. Bring a towel to cover laps.
  4. Must be relaxed and allow petting touching of tail and paws.
  5. Must not be sensitive to loud noises.


  1. Arching of back and hissing.
  2. Biting.
  3. Laying of ears flat back.
  4. Constant swatting.
  5. Hair raised on back and tail fluffed out.