When a child is hospitalized and separated from familiar surroundings, the distance from siblings, friends and even family pets can cause additional stress and interfere with healing. To keep spirits up, child life specialists look to our pet therapy program to help put patients at ease. The loving affection from our canine friends instantly lifts the moods of our kids, creating a special moment of relief during challenging times. On top of it all, pet therapy is clinically-proven to reduce anxiety and help kids get better faster. Your gift will support two days of pet therapy.