SwedishAmerican Caring Canines Celebrate Seventh Birthday

Research has shown that a visit by a specially trained therapy dog and handler can reduce stress and pain levels, lower blood pressure and result in shorter hospital stays for many patients. SwedishAmerican started its Caring Canines program in 2010 and recently celebrated its seventh birthday.

The canines and their companions held a birthday party celebration at SwedishAmerican Hospital on Thursday, September 28. Patients and their families, along with SwedishAmerican staff members, stopped by to get some “puppy love” and enjoyed birthday cake. The dogs even had their own cake from the Canine Crunchery.

To learn more about the SwedishAmerican Caring Canines program, please contact Claudia Aschbrenner at (779) 696-2166 or email caschbrenner@swedishamerican.org.