Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs are not currently visiting in-person in the province's hospitals. Connections are being made virtually through our website, and cardboard statuettes are now greeting patients until in-person visits can resume.
A great big BARK OUT of THANKS to the Royal University Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation - Saskatoon, and Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation for making sure these 'flat' furry friends continue to provide support.
Lisa Collard, Director Emergency (Saskatoon), Saskatchewan Health Authority, welcoming Therapy Dogs Tex, Winston, Laddie, Mu
Tex the Therapy Dog, in the waiting room of the Saskatoon City Hospital.
Therapy Dog Womble in the St Paul's Hospital waiting room.
Therapy Dog Laddie in the Adult Royal University Hospital Emergency Department
Therapy Dog Murphy in the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Emergency Department.
Therapy Dog Ernie hanging out in the Royal University Hospital by the security desk.
Therapy Dog Murphy visiting in an office in the Dube Centre.
Therapy Dog S'more is in front of a conference room on a unit in the Dube Centre.
These St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs are headed to the COVID-19 Blood Testing Labs and Centres in Saskatoon.
Over the holidays some more flat Therapy Dogs like Anna-Belle, E-Jay and Bruno made their way into Saskatoon - finding homes at Prairie Harm reduction and the Light House.
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