Alice, a tiny and charming therapy dog, regularly cheers up moms on bed rest at CPMC’s California campus.
“Our moms on bed rest can be at the hospital for long periods of time,” says Lori Denault, a child life supervisor and NICU specialist who helps coordinate the pet therapy program at CPMC. “The transformation is amazing when the moms spend time with our pet therapy dogs. Alice and her fellow therapy dogs are so popular, we’ve had to increase their visits.”
The cute pup and her owner Marsha White, a retired nurse, were trained in animal-assisted therapy by the San Francisco SPCA.