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Therapy dogs are back at Oishei Children's Hospital

A spokesperson for the hospital says the dogs walk the halls of the hospital, going room to room for patients, their families and even staff members.
Credit: Oishei Children's Hospital

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Another sign that we are returning back to normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, is the return of therapy dogs at Oishei Children's Hospital in Buffalo. 

The hospital announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that they were ecstatic that the dogs, and their volunteer handlers, were back. 

A spokesperson for the hospital says the dogs walk the halls of the hospital, going room to room for patients, their families and even staff members.

Folks can pet the dogs, and even get some kisses they say. 

The hospital says the dogs are a great distraction and stress reliever for everyone that wants to interact with the therapy dogs. 

The therapy dogs are made possible by the Paws for Love, which is through the SPCA Serving Erie County. They not only visit hospitals, but they also visit nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Buffalo’s Family Justice Center, courts, group homes, Hospice locations, children’s facilities, Buffalo/Niagara International Airport, and even colleges during finals.