Save The Date February 10, 2019
Located at Heritage Square
The 12th annual Dine With Your Dog boasts a Doggone Sunday Funday where humans and their canine companions come together for a champagne brunch. In 2018 more than 200 guests and 100 dogs attended the eleventh annual event. Brunch with us as we pamper our pooches, pose for photos, and enjoy a morning out with our best pals, all while supporting the PetSmart Charities Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
About PetSmart Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy
Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are also a patient’s best friend at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Funded completely by philanthropic support, the PetSmart Charities Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy Program has grown to more than 50 therapy animal and owner teams. Animal-assisted therapy provides valuable physical and emotional benefits to children who are faced with a serious illness or injury. Visits from therapy dogs reduce stress levels, help kids forget about their pain and laugh and smile. While a patient may not want to participate in physical therapy, he/she may be willing to go for a walk with a therapy dog or throw a ball to a willing fetcher. Patients, siblings, and parents often miss their own dogs, so visits from the therapy dogs provide a comforting sense of normalcy.