Sometimes, the smallest joys can make hospital stays and procedures that much easier. That’s why we’re proud to offer our Paws for Patients program, welcoming trained canine friends to visit with patients, families and staff.
This program offers fun social interactions and a healthy distraction from the usual hospital routine. 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 has been temperament tested, and both dog and handler have completed an evaluation process. All Paws for Patients handlers visiting are also Driscoll Volunteers.
Daisy Blue is a Cattle Dog/Heeler. She loves playing in water, chewing bones, chasing squirrels, flying birds or dragonflies—and she 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. He enjoys going on walks, riding in the golf cart, playing with his brother (Charlie) and cuddling with his mom.
Mei Mei is a Coton de Tulear who likes to play with squeaky plushies, chase squirrels and go everywhere with her mama.
Oakley is an Australian Shepherd who loves playing with friends, tug-of-war, walks and getting lots of attention (like being pet)!
Pensy is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Hound mix. She loves kisses, boating, fishing and hiking. Pensy knows 34 commands and won 1st Place in the Parris Island Trick Dog Contest in 2020.