North Colorado Medical Center provides a little TLC the four-legged way through our pet therapy program.
Volunteers and their certified therapy dogs visit our patients to brighten their day. Studies have shown that pet therapy can improve emotional connections and reduce stress and feelings of loneliness.
Our therapy dogs are all different types of breeds. They are specially trained and certified through Therapy Dogs Inc. Our volunteers who work with them are compassionate people who enjoy visiting patients.
Please contact your nurse or hospital health care provider to arrange a visit for this special therapy.
Can my dog become a therapy dog?
Therapy dogs have wonderful temperaments, are obedient, have the ability to learn and are well groomed. They also must readily accept strangers, sit still amidst distractions and not react adversely to other dogs.
If you are interested in volunteering with your dog, please contact our volunteer group.