South Florida Baptist Hospital Holds Open House for Pet Therapy Dogs

June 10, 2015

South Florida Baptist Hospital invites the general public to an Open House for Pet Therapy Dogs June 22 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Conference Room. 

After being trained, pet therapy dogs interact with patients at the hospital and can help reduce anxiety, depression and fatigue.  The dogs provide comfort, entertainment and a positive distraction, not just to the patient but to friends and family that are visiting.

A prospective therapy dog must love people and other dogs, be at least one year old and have basic obedience skills.  The Open House is for pet owners only, not their dogs; potential therapy dogs will be evaluated at another time.

For more information, contact Cassandra Banning at (813) 716-0950; Tracy Sanderson at (813) 714-6430; or Mary Post at (727) 255-4469.