We are honored to partner with the Greenville Health System’s Children’s Hospital by pledging to sponsor Kalle, a dedicated member of the Canine F.E.T.C.H. Unit
The Canine F.E.T.C.H. (Friends Encouraging Therapeutic Coping and Healing) Unit is the Children’s Hospital’s animal-assisted therapy program for patients and their families. One of the most valued qualities of a facility dog is the unconditional love and attention that they give to everyone with whom they interact.
In a healthcare environment, activities such as grooming, feeding, snuggling, and playing fetch with a facility dog can aid patients in medical rehabilitation and psychiatric programs.
Kalle is a labrador and golden retriever mix. She works on the inpatient units of Children’s Hospital and visits patients on the general pediatric floors, intensive care unit and hematology/oncology unit.
She visits patients at bedside by putting her front paws up on their bed to get close enough to be petted under her chin (her favorite)! Patients can come visit her in the playroom or she can accompany them on a walk to help them feel like they are not doing it alone.
She loves visiting kids and families and making their stay in children’s hospital better!