Therapy Dog Parade for Providers

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What could possibly be more uplifting than a therapy dog parade? Wagging tails and slobbery kisses from a furry friend can significantly brighten anyone’s day. Scientifically speaking, petting a dog has the power to reduce people’s blood pressure, boost their mood and relieve anxiety.

Showing appreciation for our healthcare workers.

On Thursday, July 9 from 9-10 a.m., therapy dogs from Paws 4 Love will parade around South Meadows Medical Center to show appreciation for our healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is in partnership with Renown’s Volunteer Services, a program is designed to support events like the Therapy Dog Parade as part of its mission with the Healing Arts initiatives at Renown that care for the whole person – spirit, mind and body.

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Therapy dogs provide comfort to the people around them.

Since 1997, Paws 4 Love, a non-profit therapy dog organization, has been serving our community through the work of dedicated volunteers and their dogs. Paws 4 Love therapy dogs visit facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes, psychiatric facilities, homeless and children shelters and retirement communities. Therapy dogs with Paws 4 Love are certified and trained to provide comfort to the people around them.
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