Pet Therapy

Carroll Hospice’s new pet therapy program features volunteers from Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS) and Pets on Wheels who bring in specially trained dogs to visit patients and families.

 The pet therapy volunteers have completed volunteer training at Carroll Hospice as well as a screening process through their respective organizations.

Therapy dogs of various breeds and sizes volunteer through hospice, and Dove House – Carroll Hospice’s inpatient facility – even has therapy doves for patients who love birds.

The pet therapy animals give patients and their families a mental break and provide them with another aspect of comfort.

The therapy dogs travel to all of the locations where Carroll Hospice provides hospice care, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and private residences.

For more information about the pet therapy services at Carroll Hospice, please call 410-871-8000.