Animal-Assisted Activities

Patients, families and staff alike love the days our furry, four-legged friends pay us a visit. Who doesn't like getting (and giving) unconditional love from an ultra-sweet dog?

We're thankful that certified handlers and their highly trained dogs come hang out with us, not only because it's fun, but it helps children and families in so many ways.

And, as if the dogs aren't adorable enough, we give them their very own collectible trading cards with the dogs' pictures and info on them.

Animal-assisted activities have been proven to:
  • reduce stress
  • improve self-esteem
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve overall well-being
  • and much more
Find out more about the benefits of animal-assisted activities:

Contact Us

Child Life, Creative Arts Therapy and School Programs

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 298-7047