The Canine F.E.T.C.H. (Friends Encouraging Therapeutic Coping and Healing) Unit is Children’s Hospital’s animal-assisted therapy program for patients and their families. Facility dogs are expertly trained dogs who partner with a handler to care for patients at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS).
One of the most valuable qualities of facility dogs is the unconditional love and attention they give to everyone with whom they interact. In a health care environment, activities such as grooming, feeding, snuggling and playing fetch with a facility dog can aid patients in medical rehabilitation and psychiatric programs.
GHS Children’s Hospital currently has four facility dogs: Vivitar (Vivi), Kenzie, Kalle and King.
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