Renown Pet Therapy ProgramRenown Health has acknowledged the healing power of animals in the healthcare setting since 1997. Our volunteer handlers and their registered, insured therapy dogs are warmly and enthusiastically welcomed by patients, employees, families and visitors throughout our facilities.
Interested in Joining?
Renown has several opportunities for pet therapy teams at Renown Regional, South Meadows and various special events.
Is your dog friendly and outgoing? Fill out the form to get started!
Be sure and select the Pet Therapy Volunteer box.
Contact Us?Fill out the form on this page, or reach out to our Volunteer Services team for information.View Pet Therapy Guidelines
What is a Therapy Dog?Therapy animals are personal pets that, with their owners, have completed training and maintain certification as Therapy Dogs by AKC-accredited organizations.
What is a Pet Therapy Program?
Through Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), our goal is to enhance the patient experience, reduce recovery time and shorten a hospital stay. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Petting a dog lowers blood pressure and heart rate by relieving anxiety
- Helps in pain management
- Eases feelings of depression, loneliness, boredom, and isolation
- Stimulates communication
- Encourages physical activity