Harrison Pet Therapy

Meet our volunteer friends
At Harrison we take pride in offering our patients innovative services to help you heal.  Our Integrative Health team offers pet therapy as a way to reduce side effects related to a wide range of health issues.  Research shows a visit from one of our trained canines can significantly decrease pain, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Our Harrison pet therapy volunteers are an important part of the care team. If you are interested in meeting one of our certified pet therapy dogs or would like more information about the pet therapy program,  please email Integrative Health or call 360-744-4924.


Pet Therapy -- AtticusAtticus
Handler: Marilyn
Volunteer since: November 2009
Breed: Scottish Terrier
Born: March 8, 2008
Hometown: Poulsbo
Likes: Squirreling, meeting and greeting new people, and head/chin rubs
Tricks: Agility contender; tunnel, A-frame, and jump
Favorite Treat: Kibble (allergic to all else)

Pet Therapy -- JaggerJagger
Handler: Pam
Volunteer since: March 2013
Breed: Great Dane
Born: October 28, 2008
Hometown: Seabeck
Likes: New toys, car rides, and tummy rubs
Tricks: Drooling
Favorite Treats: Vanilla ice cream, hot dogs, and peanut butter



Handler: Pam
Volunteer since: August 2013
Breed: Great Dane
Born: December 17, 2012
Hometown: Hansville
Likes: Toys, toilet paper rolls, and mealtimes
Tricks: Anytime he actually listens to mom
Favorite Treats: Anything edible


Handler: Donna
Volunteer since: November 2012
Breed: Standard Poodle
Born: February 22, 2006
Hometown: Port Orchard
Likes: Playing with other dogs
Tricks: Shake hands and sit up
Favorite Treat: Salmon


Do you know that Harrison offers in-room aromatherapy, therapeutic music, and many other relaxing therapies? Read more about our Integrative Health services here.

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