Pet Therapy Volunteers
How Pet Therapy Helps
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention most recently published that pets provide invaluable health benefits to their human companions. Pets can lower your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and the feeling of loneliness. They are an excellent companion for our patients and their families when they are here.
About Pet Therapy Visits
Dogs and their handlers are available to visit patients various times during the week. Visits usually last around 15 minutes. If you see any of our therapy dogs around the hospital, please feel free to stop by and interact with them. Our dogs love to be petted, and may even have a few tricks to show off. If you are a patient in the hospital, feel free to request a visit from the Buddy Brigade! They are able to visit inpatient rooms that are not on isolation at the request of the patient. Therapy dogs are not permitted in isolations rooms, or the ICUs (unless approved by the attending MD, and Infection Control. Your nursing staff will contact our office at (Main) 843-792-3580 and (ART) 843-876-3102 for a visit.