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.
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.
Meet our Paws for Patients Dogs
Daisy Blue is a Cattle Dog/Heeler who loves bones, playing with water, riding in an ATV, jumping, chasing squirrels and flying birds or dragon flies, and loves being pet.
Elwood is an English Mastiff/Labrador Mix who loves digging at the beach, drooling on friends and family, and snacking on bones. He knows 24 commands and was published in the BringFido Ruff Guide to the United States travel book in 2021.
Harley Love is a Border Collie Mix that loves belly rubs, paddle boarding, and running at the ranch.
Howie is a Papillon who enjoys going on walks, golf cart rides, treats, playing with his brother (Charlie), and cuddles with his mom.
Mei Mei is a Coton de Tulear who likes to play with squeaky plushies, chasing squirrels, and going everywhere her mama goes.
Oakley is an Australian Shepherd that enjoys playing with friends, tug, walks, lots of attention, and being pet.
Pensy is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Hound mix who is a kissing enthusiast and loves to go boating, fishing, and hiking. She knows 34 commands and won 1st Place in the Parris Island Trick Dog Contest in 2020.
Main number: (361) 694-5011
Toll free: (800) DCH-LOVE
Fax : (361) 808-2096