"At PetSmart, we know the power of pets and their ability to help kids heal. Partnerships, like this one with Children's Health, make a world of difference to those in the hospital. I look forward to watching this program grow as it continues to positively impact even more lives."
Lindsay Del Chiaro
Corporate Affairs Manager
PetSmart has teamed up with Children’s Health to help fund the health-system’s pet therapy program, called PetSmart Paws for Hope, which will provide thousands of patients with access to canine comfort teams across the entire health system.
Support from PetSmart has allowed Children’s to grow its volunteer canine therapy program from only three hours each week to a full-time program. Thanks to PetSmart, Children's now has two full-time facility dogs, Van and Blair, to visit and to serve patients at both hospitals in Dallas and Plano.