Animal-Assisted Activities

Available at Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida & Nemours Children's Health, Downtown Orlando & Lake Mary

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 to have teams of certified handlers and their highly trained pets come hang out with us regularly, not only because it’s fun, but it helps children and families in so many ways.

It’s proven that animal-assisted activities can:

  • reduce stress
  • improve self-esteem
  • lower blood pressure
  • improve overall well-being
  • and much more

Pet Therapy at Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida

The pet therapy program at Nemours Children's Health brings joy and comfort to our patients, families and associates. Watch how our four-legged volunteers spread smiles and healing to our patients and families.

Find out more about the benefits of animal-assisted activities: