Contact Dog Visitation

Contact Us

For more information about the Dog Visitation Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital or to request a special visit for a hospitalized patient, contact:

Phone: Coordinator, Edith Markoff, PhD, 513-515-1557.

Interview and Application Status

After your application has been reviewed and your dog has passed the temperament screening, the Volunteer Services Department at Cincinnati Children's will contact you to set up a personal interview. At this interview we will review your application with you and discuss volunteerism at Cincinnati Children's and the Dog Visitation Program.

By the end of the interview, we will discuss whether you qualify as a candidate for the Dog Visitation Program or if your skills might be better applied in another volunteer program. If you are accepted as a potential Dog Visitation Program volunteer, you will receive additional information.

If you have not received a response within a month of submitting your application, please contact Volunteer Services,