Become a Therapy Dog Team at VCU - Join Dogs On Call!

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The Center for Human-Animal Interaction

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Do you have a dog who loves people? Do you enjoy making people smile? You and your pet could make an impact in the lives of others as a therapy dog team at VCU's Medical Center. The Dogs On Call Program enhances the well being of patients, families, and staff through in-hospital visitation by trained and registered dog-handler teams from the community at no cost to patients. Our Dogs on Call teams visit with patients all over the hospital and brighten their days during difficult times. Join Dogs on Call to help provide patients with a special experience to look forward to!

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Animals Community Health & Medicine


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VCU Medical Center1250 East Marshall StreetRichmond, VA 23298



  • Mental Health
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Healthcare


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 visit per year minimum
  • Dog must be registered with Pet Partners or Alliance of Therapy Dogs

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