Therapy Dogs Lift Spirits at Valley Hospital



Phoenix Children’s Hospital has gone to the dogs!


At Phoenix Children’s Hospital therapy dogs bring smiles and brighten days. A team of dogs take turns visiting about 20 to 50 patients each day. The pups lend a paw to brighten not only patients’ but doctors’, nurses’ and families’ days. The dogs are required to be groomed the day before they visit the hospital, then a pet therapy escort guides the dogs throughout their visits and schedule for the day. After a patient spends time with a dog, they wash their hands and carry on with the rest of their care. 


YOU can help improve a child’s care… no dog required! Phoenix Children’s Hospital is in need of pet therapy escorts and other volunteers throughout the hospital. Learn more ways to give at

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