Certified Pet Therapy Banner Estrella Medical Center


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


9201 W Thomas RoadPhoenix, AZ 85037
Some of our STAR DOGS


Certified Dog Therapy Service Banner Estrella Medical Center

Are you "and" your dog intereed in becoming of our most appreciated volunteer opportunities. Each STAR DOG "team"consists of a Certified Therapy Dog and its Volunteer Owner. We call the dogs "therapists" because of their ability to raise the spirits of patients and staff alike.

Physical Benefits: Studies have shown that petting a dog can improve a person’s blood pressure and heart rate, and can actually release endorphins that can block pain.

Patients can relax when a therapy dog is present and petting a dog can calm a person who is angry, afraid, upset or depressed

Morale Booster: A visit with a therapy dog may help a patient feel less lonely or depressed. Dogs have a way of accepting without qualification just the way you are. Because of that, most people can’t help but feel happy when they see a happy dog!

Qualifications of Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs can be any breed as long as they have a good temperament and are "Certified" as a Thearpy Dog. If you dog is not yet certified we can assist in gaining this certification.

If you and your dog would like to be a STAR with Banner Estrella Medical Center Please contact us for more information about our STAR DOG program.

Kathy Hoskins 623-327-7088



  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Family Therapy

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open to fit your schedule

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