Children’s Volunteer Services has developed a dedicated PAWH Programs web page for those who want to learn more about what volunteers and their furry friends do at Children’s. This page outlines information about (and requirements for) becoming a PAWH volunteer at Children’s, and also features our newly-produced PAWH Program video!
Children’s Hospital has utilized therapy dogs since 2004. The program started with one volunteer and his fluffy white dog. Since the culmination of the program, we have expanded into a system-wide service. Volunteers and their dogs visit multiple units on both main hospital campuses and work with rehab clinics at all 6 sites (Woodbury, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville, St. Paul, and Minneapolis). Our volunteer pool has also increased to over 20 dog/handler teams.
For more information on registered therapy animals, visit the Delta Society’s Pet Partners Program.