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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento animal assisted therapy program has been enthusiastically received by both patients and staff. Pet Therapy is offered through Volunteer Services.

This type of volunteer work can be a lot of fun for the well tempered, socialized dog, not to mention his owner! Dogs get to visit patients in several different departments, get to snuggle in bed, or sit in a chair next to the bed. There is high demand for this unusual type of volunteer work, so we are always looking for more teams. If you have a dog who is well behaved around strangers and enjoys interaction in a unique setting, this can be very rewarding for both you and your pet. All teams are offered training workshops and evaluated according to The Delta Society/Pet Partner guidelines, of which Sutter Medical Center is an affiliate. Established in 1990, The Delta Society is a national animal assisted therapy organization with well over 5000 teams registered.

If you would like to be considered for this unique program please contact us with some specifics about your pet, such as, Age, Breed, Previous Training and why you think your pet would be good for this program.