Paws for Patients

If you have visited Driscoll you may have come upon one of our Paws for Patients teams visiting our patients,  families, and staff.

Paws for Patients provides patients and their families with a healthy distraction from the usual hospital routine and an opportunity for social interaction. The therapy dogs will also stop by various departments and clinics to visit employees and provide a time of comfort and de-stress.

A chubby white dog and a brown curly-haired dog sitting on chairs in the hospital lobby.

Every Paws for Patients dog that visits Driscoll has been temperament tested, and both dog and handler have completed an evaluation process. All Paws for Patients handlers visiting Driscoll Children’s Hospital are also Driscoll Volunteers.



Contact Information

Main number: (361) 694-5011

Toll free: (800) DCH-LOVE

Fax : (361) 808-2096