We are proud to have full-time hospital dogs on our team as part of the Paws4Patients Facility Dog Program, which launched in 2016.
Our facility dogs, Denver, Anna, Bindi, and Fawn were trained by Canine Assistants to work in a hospital setting. They were specifically matched to Michigan Medicine based on our needs and the types of patients we care for.
While Denver, Bindi, and Fawn work “full-time” in Mott Children's Hospital, Anna shares her time between Mott and some of the adult inpatient units at Michigan Medicine. No matter where they are, all dogs are here to comfort patients and families through bedside visits, as well as motivate and assistance during certain types of therapy and rehabilitation.