Pets at Duke offers therapy-certified dog visits to all oncology patients and their families, free of charge. Each visit takes place in a safe environment with trained staff and a therapy-certified dog. Prior to being accepted to Duke, each dog completes a series of tests making sure they are fit for the job. Having a therapy dog around provides a sense of calm, happiness and companionship that will make you feel right at home and is sure to bring a smile to your face.
Meet our pet therapy dogs, in the video below!
Our pet therapy dogs may come in all shapes and sizes but they all have a few things in common, starting with, they love people! Every member has worked hard, training to become a certified pet therapy dog to join our Pets at Duke team. They all love their volunteer work; bringing joy and smiles to everyone they meet!
In the video below, watch how our therapy dogs lift people's spirits!