Cincinnati Children’s features two facility dogs within the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care. The three golden retrievers, Chevy, Leica and Idina, provide physical and emotional support to patients at Cincinnati Children’s as part of the Animal Assisted Therapy program.

All three are specially bred and trained to work as therapy dogs in a hospital setting. Unlike volunteer dogs that visit the medical center, the facility dogs will be at Cincinnati Children’s every day with their handlers in the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care and will have access to clinics and inpatient units.

Learn more about our facility dogs in the Q&A below: