Pet Therapy Program

The Pet Therapy program began in the 1990’s when Dr. Bob Martin would bring his dog "Abby" to the hospital while doing his rounds.

From there a pilot program was started, and today it’s a full fledged therapy program at Hartford Hospital.

Volunteers bring their pet therapy certified dogs in for visits at least once a month. They may interact with patients, visitors and staff on the patient units, in the lobby, or in our cancer centers.

To arrange for a Pet Therapy visit, contact Volunteer Services at 860.972.2198.

Volunteer Services

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    Hartford Hospital Volunteer Services
    80 Seymour St.
    Hartford, CT 06102

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