Canine Companions dog on hospital bed

Canine Companions Facility Dog Joins Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

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Motivation and support can come in many forms, including a cold nose and warm heart, as John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital welcomed a Canine Companions for Independence facility dog to their team.
Brea an expertly trained 2-year-old dog provides comfort and support and serves as a friendly distraction for children during procedures and throughout their hospitalization.

Canine Companions service dog laying down

Canine Companions Facility Dog Joins the staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

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In February 2020, Squid, a Canine Companions for Independence® (Canine Companions) facility dog, joined the Patient- and Family-Centered Care team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He arrived shortly before COVID-19 impacted the local community.
With visitors to the hospital limited due to social distancing health safety measures, Squid arrived on the job just in time to engage with patients and staff through this stressful time of unknowns.