Dine With Your Dog
WHERE: Heritage Square, 113 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:30am
Event Chair: Oscar De las salas
Honorary Chairs: Johnjay & Blake Van Es
Join Phoenix Children’s for brunch spread that includes mimosas and a Titos’ Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary Bar while your pup enjoys a dog-friendly gourmet meal. Capture Fido’s good side as you take a stroll in front of the “pup-arazzi” or become a work of art with your best friend as the on-site caricature artist captures your likeness. Explore the pet play areas, chat up fellow dog owners and bid at the silent auction. All proceeds benefit PetSmart Charities’ Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program, which provides therapy dogs to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to help motivate, soothe and lift the spirits of patients.
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.