Past
Events

2018

Penn State Children’s Hospital Facility Dog Program

Last year, we raised awareness and financial support for an emerging program being used at Penn State Children’s Hospital currently known as: Facility Dog Program Facility dogs are service dogs professionally trained to work in a health care and other settings as an important part of a child’s treatment plan... [read more]

Past
Events

2017

Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

IN 2017, we raised awareness and financial support for TAILS OF VALOR, PAWS OF HONOR.  Founded in 2014, TAILS OF VALOR, PAWS OF HONOR is a Non-Profit organization that is dedicated to providing hope to veteran war heroes and their rescued service companions. Every day in the United States ... [read more]

Past Events

2018

Penn State Children’s Hospital Facility Dog Program

Last year, we raised awareness and financial support for an emerging program being used at Penn State Children’s Hospital currently known as: Facility Dog Program

Facility dogs are service dogs professionally trained to work in a health care and other settings as an important part of a child’s treatment plan. The Children’s Hospital Facility Dog Program began with the arrival of Kaia in 2016. This team member does more than just cuddle and play fetch – she plays a very important role in Child Life and the entire Children’s Hospital as the hospital’s first-ever facility dog. 

Kaia’s primary focus is to assist Child Life specialists within pediatric radiology and oncology by helping children and teens cope with hospital procedures and reduce emotional stress. Penn State Children’s Hospital is the first children’s hospital in Pennsylvania to employ a full-time facility dog.

Past Events

2017

Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

IN 2017, we raised awareness and financial support for TAILS OF VALOR, PAWS OF HONOR.  Founded in 2014, TAILS OF VALOR, PAWS OF HONOR is a Non-Profit organization that is dedicated to providing hope to veteran war heroes and their rescued service companions.

Every day in the United States, more than 22 veterans take their own life.* At the same time, every day in the United States 3,288 dogs are euthanized.**  Tails of Valor Canine Connections Training Program allows veterans to work with in-house trainers to develop/train rescued puppies, all of whom are named after a fallen soldier.  The program is designed to attend to the normal behavior and needs of the canine, while addressing the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other physical disabilities.  At the completion of the 14 – 20 months training period, these fully-trained ADA/ADI guideline service dogs are given at no cost to a veteran.