Visiting Pets of South Mississippi is a group of owners and pet teams visiting people who are in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice care.
To become a pet team, you must get registered through Pet Partners. There is a one-time expense of $70. The process to register can be completed on your own pace.
The group normally has a meeting the second Saturday of every month.
Visiting Pets Coordinator Mike Bowin recalls his experience visiting with his dog, Doc. “It’s a little bit of a break in the day for them. There’s been an awful lot of times when we’re getting ready to end the visit and they’ll comment ‘that dog made my day.’ It’s a good thing. There is work and effort involved, but there are great rewards. They’re all intangible, but they are great rewards.”