On April 11, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles hit a big, furry milestone: 365 consecutive days of therapy dog visits to help hospitalized kids.
The Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program trains pups to support children through illness and healing. According to the program’s website, they can
“…help motivate kids during physical therapy, distract them during long or uncomfortable procedures, and provide relief for those in pain.”
The beautiful celebration of these dogs, and the ways that they help kids heal, is captured in this video:
Dogs that are trained through the program come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds — and about half are rescue dogs.