Many patients and staff gathered Sept. 29 to say good bye and thank you to one of the most beloved therapy dogs at the hospital, Tank. Tank, a rescue dog that was almost drowned as a wee pup, found his forever home 12 years ago with Chris Witschey of Wadsworth. Chris almost immediately found a […]
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Akron Children's has a Doggie Brigade™ program at its Akron campus and Beeghly campus in Boardman. All dogs must pass a thorough veterinary exam and behavioral screening process to be accepted into the program. Screenings are offered once a year for each campus.
I have been putting this off for a long time. I meant to write this 2 years ago when the Doggie Brigade celebrated its 20th anniversary.
I have a 15-and-a-half-year-old dog named Kayla. She was an abandoned dog that we found and rescued before her first birthday. Kayla has been a member of Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade since 2001. Her visits now are only once every few months and short, usually an hour or less, but she still loves it.
I am very proud to be a nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital and I’m even more proud to have been a member of the Akron Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade with my beloved dog, Gilda!
My husband, Don, and I have been a member of Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade since 2006 and have been visiting with our Golden Retriever Logan. He is a very special guy, and a very special golden.