Calling all dogs! The Doggie Brigade™ on our Akron campus is recruiting new members. Find out if your dog has what it takes be a Doggie Brigade™ member at one of our informational sessions:
Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m., rooms 7 & 8, Considine Professional Building
Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-Noon, Considine Auditorium
Call Volunteer Services at 330-543-8424 for more information.
Since 1992, the Doggie Brigade™ has brought joy, comfort and sloppy kisses to patients at Akron Children's Hospital. All dogs must pass a thorough veterinary exam and behavioral screening process, be at least a year old, and have lived with their handler for at least 6 months to be accepted into the program. We accept applications for new teams in January, and screenings are done once a year in March.
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. Akron campus teams are also required to participate in 2 special events annually. Doggie Brigade members are registered by the Pet Partners Program.
Does your dog have what it takes to become a Doggie Brigade member?
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