Children's South PUPS Program
Join us in making a difference in the lives of patients at Children’s of Alabama by supporting the Children’s South PUPS Program. The PUPS (Puppies Unleashing Patient Smiles) are facility dogs highly trained to work in therapeutic settings offering love and comfort. These facility dogs will work in our specialty clinics by escorting patients to ancillary services and procedures, sitting with them when they are scared, and mainly giving unconditional love. Facility dogs, unlike volunteer therapy dogs, live with a trained staff member and assist them in their job to enhance the health care experience. The cost associated with training and obtaining one of these special dogs begins at $15,000. Your donation will make this a reality for the families we love and serve. Thank you for your support.