Akron Children's Doggie Brigade™

Doggie Brigade™

Akron Children's has a Doggie Brigade™ program at its Akron campus and Beeghly campus in Boardman. We accept applications for new teams in January, and screenings are done once a year in March. All dogs must pass a thorough veterinary exam and behavioral screening process to be accepted into the program. 

Once accepted into the Brigade, the dogs and their owners earn volunteer credit for their visits to the hospital. Doggie Brigade teams must commit to at least 26 hospital visits per year.  Most teams visit weekly. Akron campus teams are also required to participate in two special events annually. Akron Children's has offered a Doggie Brigade program since 1992. Doggie Brigade members are registered by the Pet Partners Program.

Does your dog have what it takes to become a Doggie Brigade member?  Find out here

Screening information
Aptitude and Skills Exercises

Learn more about our Doggie Brigade through our blog and on Pinterest.

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