Pet Therapy Program
Volunteer Pet Therapy teams bring comfort and happiness to patients as they heal, provide reprieve for family
members from the stressful hospital environment, and provide joy to Kootenai employees. This volunteer program is open to members of Bright and Beautiful, Alliance of Therapy Dogs and Pet Partners certified animals and their handlers.
Patients or guests can inquire about a pet therapy visit by asking their nurse or contacting volunteer services at (208) 625-4645.
About Our Therapy Dogs
Our therapy dogs are specially trained animals who have calm temperaments and the ability to function effectively in a hospital setting. All of our pet therapy teams are evaluated on a semi-annual basis. Regarding training, we recommend Coeur d’Alene Dog Fanciers. You can visit
their website at cdadogfanciers.org for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a Kootenai Health Pet Therapy team member, please call our Volunteer Services office at (208) 625-4645, or visit kh.org/volunteer-services.