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Hartford Hospital Pet Therapy at Grace Webb School Cheshire

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Hartford Hospital is in need of pet therapy teams to provide caring and uplifting interactions with students and staff at the Grace Webb School in Cheshire. Teams must have a pet therapy certification to apply.

The Grace Webb School at Cheshire, a satellite program of the Institute of Living's Grace Webb School in Hartford, provides special education and related services to students in grades K-8. Students who have emotional issues which affect their educational progress, are referred by their local education agency (LEA). Student functioning ranges from slightly impaired to gifted levels. Shifts for pet therapy teams are available Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and there is some flexibility with time of day. Teams are requested to be available to visit once a week for approximately one hour.

Volunteer Services staff will work with owners to determine if this is the best placement for the team based on interest, availability and comfort level of the team. Other placement options are available at Hartford Hospital including visiting admitted patients, out-patient cancer centers (Hartford, Avon or Manchester), or the Institute of Living adult, adolescent or children's programs.

We hope you will consider sharing your time and your canine companion at Hartford Hospital!

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About Hartford Hospital


80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, US

Mission Statement

To offer comprehensive services in an environment where innovation and teaching are integral to care; where we are proud to serve patients and one another; where meeting the challenge of complex medical needs is viewed as a defining competency; and where quality and safety of care are a constant.


Hartford Hospital is central Connecticut's leading tertiary medical center with a world class medical staff, supported by over 7,000 extraordinary staff members and 1,000 volunteers. Hartford Hospital is the major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, serving the New England region. Our reputation for providing complex and innovative care to those in need is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Our quality programs have continually been recognized for excellence by the Federal Government, US News and World Report, Solucient, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the National Cancer Institute, to name a few.

Hartford Hospital performed the first successful heart transplant in the state, and pioneered the use of robotics in surgery. We maintain the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and operate the state's only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Animals, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


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The Grace Webb School at Cheshire725 Jarvis StreetCheshire, CT 06410



  • Children Medical Services
  • Animal Therapy
  • Counseling / Mental Health


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer pet therapy teams are requested to be available once a week for at least one hour.
  • Before applying owners must have received pet therapy certification for their dog from a certifying agency.

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