Pet Partners Program
Hancock Regional Hospital is pleased to be a member of the Delta Society's Pet Partners Program. Judy and her pet partner Reggie, a 115 pound giant schnoodle visit our patients on a weekly basis to assist in providing companionship and assist in therapy with our patients.
Delta Society's Pet Partners program trains volunteers and screens volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities.
The Pet Partners Program was established in 1990 to ensure that "both ends of the leash," people as well as animals, were well-prepared to participate in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy programs. Pet Partners is the only national registry that requires volunteer training and screening of animal-handler teams.
To find out more about Judy and Reggie, please visit their website at www.therapydogministry.org.