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Dog Visit Program

Patient with dog from the Dog Visit Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital’s dog visit program is part of regularly scheduled activities for patients and their families.  Dogs and their owners are required to be certified through Therapy Dogs International (TDI).  

Once volunteers and their dogs are approved they schedule visits directly with Nationwide Children's Family and Volunteer Services Department.  Visits take place in public areas (not at patient bedside).  Most volunteers and dogs visit monthly.

Thank you for your interest in our dog visit program, at this time our program and waiting list are full.  Please try back at another time.

Individuals without current TDI certification need to contact one of these organizations directly to learn more about the requirements, testing process and schedule.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000