Thanks to a generous donation, CHOP’s Gerald B. Shreiber Pet Therapy Program is expanding from a current 30 dogs and owners up to as many as 80 dogs and owners. Pet therapy originates from the belief that dogs offer a therapeutic value to children that human family members and hospital staff cannot give.

Gerald Shreiber’s recent donation allowed the program to hire a full-time coordinator, Lisa Serad, who is accepting applications for new dogs to come and visit children at CHOP.

If you are interested, please review the requirements on the Pet Therapy Program’s website and consider applying as a volunteer.