Pawsitive Pets Receives Second Petco Foundation Grant

July 21, 2015

The Petco Foundation has once again recognized the Pawsitive Pet Program with a generous Helping Heroes Grant that allows us to continue to lift patients’ spirits through bedside visits from these four-legged friends. The Paula Kent Meehan Pawsitive Pet volunteers and their specially trained dogs make thousands of visits a year to the Health Center—nearly every day and on every floor. Studies show that animal visitation promotes relaxation, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure and heart rate and brings a sense of normalcy and joy to the bedside. We are grateful for Paula Kent Meehan’s years of support and for the recent grant from the Petco Foundation.