On Wednesday, July 22, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Vet hosted the third annual “Best Friends Bash," an event that pairs craniofacial patients with dogs who have similar conditions.
During the event, CHOP patients interacted with Penn Vet patients as well as some members of the Gerald B. Schreiber Pet Therapy Program at CHOP. This unique partnership between Penn Vet and CHOP aims to help children see how dogs are affected by similar problems and how they have adapted.
The Best Friends Bash was funded by a grant from Penn’s Center for Human Appearance.
View photos from the event and check out some of the great stories that appeared in local media!
- Metro: For kids and dogs with facial differences, a party with a purpose
- 6 ABC Action News: Patients at CHOP make best friends
- CBS Philly: CHOP gives patients chance to play with four-legged friends