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'Paws' for Healing

Every week at South Miami Hospital [1] and Doctors Hospital [1], some patients are visited by four-legged guests whose sole purpose is to brighten the patients’ day with some tail-wagging fun and unconditional loving attention.

Yorkshire terrier Dorothy, a crowd favorite with her wheels, Australian labradoodle Brewster and their owners have been specially trained through Therapy Dogs Inc. [2] to visit patients in hospitals, nursing homes and special needs centers.

Baptist Health hospitals, through their Volunteer Services [3] departments, offer pet therapy programs to support patients’ healing and well-being.