Dog Therapy

Published on October 26, 2016
After a whirlwind romance in the hallways of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, therapy dogs Luke and Blondie took a big step this week – coordinating their Halloween costumes to dress up as bride and groom! Chloe Dollar, a 13-year-old CHLA patient, dog-lover and Blondie-... Read More
Published on October 6, 2016
The Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program has more than 100 fur volunteers who have all left their adorable paw prints on the hearts of our patients and staff. However, we want to honor a special guy who has dedicated 10 years of his life to making people smile—Oscar... Read More
Published on June 8, 2015
Dog therapy happens all day and into the evening at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, as the four-legged volunteers of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program do their rounds right up until visiting hours end at 9PM. One frequent night-visitor is therapy dog Luna, a... Read More
Published on March 24, 2015
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles might have its very own illustrated superhero, thanks to 16-year-old patient Victoria Kane.A triple threatTory, as she likes to be called, has been in and out of CHLA since she arrived at the hospital at age 7 as a retinoblastoma survivor for... Read More
Published on January 9, 2015
Maybe you’ve seen Bonner, the big black Newfoundland dog with the soulful eyes, around Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  At 190 pounds, he’s hard to miss!  The biggest therapy dog in the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program, Bonner specializes in helping the... Read More
Published on October 27, 2014
It's no surprise that people love dogs. They offer a calming and relaxing experience, which is why the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program has made such a big impact on our patients. Therapy dog, Harriet, and owner, Jenna, share with us just how far that impact can go.... Read More
Published on September 30, 2014
Our registered therapy dogs of the Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program have serviced CHLA patients with great pride. The 60 four-legged volunteers often bring a heartwarming and uplifting experience to many of our families and patients. A recent visit from one of these... Read More
Published on February 17, 2014
Longtime volunteer Lois Longo recently added a gorgeous new therapy dog to our ranks at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Belle is the third therapy dog Lois has volunteered with at the hospital. Belle and her fellow volunteer dogs do a lot of good for patients and families... Read More
Published on December 13, 2013
If you’ve ever walked by or visited the hospital, you may notice some of our furry friends—dog volunteers. They wear a purple bandana and have their own Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ID badge. Dog volunteers do a lot of good for patients and families receiving care at the... Read More
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Soon after becoming a patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 11-year-old Connor and his mom discovered something wonderful and unexpected—the hospital hosts a steady stream of therapy dogs! Connor with therapy dog, Rocky.   In 20 stays over the past eight... Read More