As a Medical University of South Carolina Pet Therapy dog – when duty calls…
Since 2005 MUSC has recognized the invaluable health benefits pets provide.
Pets can be just the right prescription for people in the hospital. They can lower your blood pressure, pain levels, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
They’re excellent combatants against loneliness too!
PET THERAPY VISITS –
All the dogs and handlers visit regularly throughout the week for approx. 15 minutes. Harley has a tendency to stay longer because he likes the back rubs, and I like talking to the patients and their parents.
Patients are able to request visits from the Buddy Brigade and we’re allowed to visit patients in their rooms as long as they are not in isolation. #pawsomecombination
Finding out a lil person has asked to see Harley again is an indescribable feeling. I get goosies watching the bedside reunions, while Harley gets treats…
ADOPT A BUDDY –
A virtual adoption of one or more of the registered pet therapy dogs will benefit this volunteer program and help support many initiatives that they do for patients and their families.
You will receive a trading card (photo and fun facts) of the buddy you virtually adopt…
…along with a certificate of adoption!
If you’d like to make a donation – select “Adopt a Buddy” (from the drop down menu) and help the folks at MUSC –
Change what’s possible in Healthcare.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr. Suess
This is our “wordy”
attempt contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. #pleasedontjudgeus