http://www.canuckplace.org Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
We are an inter-disciplinary team – consisting of a diverse group of healthcare professionals, support staff and volunteers, who provide 24-hour/7-days a week care and support.
Poppy is a two-year-old female Golden Retriever, who has been trained by Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) to be a therapeutic companion to the children and families of Canuck Place.
As part of the Canuck Place program, Poppy will fulfill and enhance many roles as a multi-tasking, hard working friend to the children, siblings and parents – accompanying them in the garden and on outings, as part of group counselling sessions or spending quality one-on-one time with them when they need it. Poppy is available for petting & cuddling.
The introduction of an animal-assisted therapy dog continues the ongoing visits of trained pets to the hospice. Read related story