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Remarkable Paws Pet Therapy

Tanner’s pet therapy program invites people ages 18 and older and their registered therapy dogs to volunteer at a Tanner facility. By volunteering with your pet, you can make a remarkable difference in the lives of our patients, families and staff—sharing comfort, laughter and a moment of peace.

Ready to volunteer?

To join Remarkable Paws, start by completing Tanner’s online application, and choose Pet Therapy as your area of interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet the pet therapy team


Age: 5 years old
Breed: Mixed 
Favorite toy: Stuffed avocado 
Favorite treat: Tuna 
Best Friend: Othello

Gemma's favorite activity is to run two miles each day with her human daddy.


Age: 7 years old
Breed: Golden Retriever 
Favorite toy: All things stuffed!
Favorite treat: Anything!
Best Friend: Grace, her human sister

Hosanna's favorite thing to do is to snuggle with her family and go for walks off her leash.


Age: 9 years old 
Breed: Golden Retriever 
Favorite toy: Tennis balls 
Favorite treat: Anything homemade 
Best Friend: Kim, her human 

Paris' favorite thing to do is snuggle. 



Age: 7 years old
Breed: St. Bernard/Labrador mix
Favorite toy: Anything squeaky! 
Favorite treat: Cheese
Best Friend: Dori

Barnaby's favorite activity is meeting new people and dogs.


Age: 6 years old
Breed: Lemon Beagle
Favorite toy: KONG Binkie 
Favorite treat: Mashed potatoes
Best Friend: His sister, Bailey

Bentley loves playing fetch at the beach!

How does pet therapy at Tanner work?

Through Tanner’s pet therapy program, you and your therapy dog may visit waiting rooms, staff areas and patient rooms.

Our human volunteers must be:

  • 18 years or older. 
  • Able to volunteer with their therapy dogs once a month, for a minimum of six consecutive months.
  • Willing to follow CDC recommendations for hospital volunteers, including providing an immunization record - if born after 1957 - getting an annual flu shot and TB test.
  • Willing to submit personal references, have a background check and complete an interview and training.

Our therapy dog volunteers must be:

  • One year or older.
  • Registered with The Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Therapy Dogs International or Pet Partners, and can provide documentation.
  • Able to volunteer with their handler once a month, for a minimum of six consecutive months.
  • Able to provide proof of current annual health and fecal exam by a licensed veterinarian along with current vaccination records.
  • Clean and well groomed, with trimmed/filed nails, clean teeth and in good general health.
  • Able to provide documentation of pet therapy insurance.
  • Able to successfully complete a pet therapy “interview” before being added to the regular visit schedule.
Pet Therapy at Tanner

Questions about pet therapy?

We’re here to help! Call the Volunteer Services Office at 770-812-9251.


Make a Donation:

Help us fund our pet pals! To make a donation to our pet therapy program through Tanner Foundation:
Remarkable Paws Pet Therapy Giving

Learn about Remarkable Paws Therapy Sponsorships.


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