VCU News Features Dogs On Call

February 10, 2021

The Dogs On Call program was featured in the article "A Look at How the VCU Community is Sharing the Love and Giving Back in Difficult Times" on the VCU News website! 


The article reads that "Dogs on Call keep[s] delivering!" 


While they can’t visit the hospital as they normally would, the adorable pooches are conducting virtual visits with patients and staff who request a visit to brighten their day. One of the favorite love-related activities is Operation Cookie where Dogs on Call teams — think humans — purchase individually wrapped cookies and attach one of the Dogs on Call playing cards to the package. In case you’re wondering, each therapy dog has a card with their picture and name that is usually given to patients and staff when the dogs visit. 


Darcy, the beagle mix therapy dog sits behind two boxes of wrapped cookies for delivery.