Get to know some of the facility and therapy dogs who are helping our patients throughout UofL Health every day!
Did you know there is a difference between a facility dog and a therapy dog? A facility dog is an animal that is trained to do work or perform tasks. In our facilities, Travis and Roo are facility dogs because they have “jobs” within their departments where they come to work every day and work with patients.
On the other hand, a therapy dog is an animal that provides companionship, emotional support or comfort to an individual. These animals often come with a volunteer.
If your department or unit needs some puppy love, please email Terrilyn Green, director of Guest Services/Volunteer Services, at Terrilyn.Green@UofLHealth.org.