Dine With Your Dog Proceeds Benefit PetSmart Charities’ Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy Program
SAVE THE DATE | FALL 2021
We have looked forward to gathering each spring for the annual Dine With Your Dog. This year, amidst all of the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we have opted to postpone the event until fall 2021. For an organization like Phoenix Children’s whose mission is centered around health and safety, we are confident that this is the best decision at this time.
Join us this fall for Dine With Your Dog 2021. 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. Follow us on social @FriendsofPCH and subscribe to our email to receive official event updates.
The need to support an essential resource such as Phoenix Children’s is more important than ever. Patients continue to be diagnosed with cancer, families are facing hardships at a much greater level and personal protective equipment continues to be in high demand. We ask that you continue to support Phoenix Children’s and Dine With Your Dog as you so generously have done in the past. The mission to provide hope and healing continues with supporters like you.
Support our therapeutic work with a donation today!
2021 DINE WITH YOUR DOG COMMITTEE
Kimberly Jacobsen & Lee Courtney
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 on 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.