Scripps Health offers a very special program led by our four-legged therapists -- our canine therapy program. Your dog can contribute to a patient’s quality of life because they provide a sense of peace and purpose. Our canine therapy program uses certified canine therapy dogs to visit and comfort our patients.
Canine therapy volunteers are needed at all the Scripps Hospitals. Once you contact us, you will select the Scripps Hospital location that is best for you. Most dog breeds and sizes are welcome to volunteeer!
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 6 months and 100 hours/1 shift a week
- Dogs must be 1 year old/Canine Good Citizen Cert.