Pet Therapy Dogs
Trained volunteers and their dogs from Shoshanna’s pet therapy program bring joy to children of all ages. Patients are able to interact safely with the dogs and receive their unconditional love, making their hospital stay less stressful and more like home. Pet visits also help to reduce anxiety and provide much-needed distraction from illness and hospitalization.
More Than Just Wagging Tails
Eagerly awaiting the wagging tails that come bouncing down the hospital halls on their scheduled days, it’s not surprising that the patients, families and staff become attached to the special dogs in the pet therapy program. But pet therapy does more than elicit giggles. Dogs provide a therapeutic value to hospitalized children beyond what their human family members and our hospital team can.