Calling all dogs! The Doggie Brigade™, sponsored by Milk-Bone, on our Akron and Mahoning Valley campuses are recruiting new members. Find out if your dog has what it takes be a Doggie Brigade member at one of our informational sessions:
- Sat., Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-Noon
- Wed., Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.
Both will be held in the Considine Professional Building Auditorium, 215 W. Bowery St., Akron. Please call Volunteer Services at 330-543-8424 to register for one of these information sessions.
Since 1992, the Doggie Brigade has brought joy, comfort and sloppy kisses to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. All dogs must pass a thorough veterinary exam and behavioral screening process to be accepted into the program at our Akron campus or Beeghly campus in Boardman. We accept applications for new teams in January, and screenings are done once a year in March.
Once accepted into the Brigade, the dogs and their owners earn volunteer credit for their visits to the hospital. Doggie Brigade teams must commit to at least 26 hospital visits per year. Akron campus teams are also required to participate in 2 special events annually. Doggie Brigade members are registered by the Pet Partners Program.