Scripps therapy dogs and their handlers were recognized Dec. 5 at a “howliday” party just outside the main entrance of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.
The therapy dogs wore holiday-themed clothing and along with their owners/handlers were praised for their volunteer work helping to provide comfort to patients at Scripps hospitals across San Diego County.
The highlight of the pre-holiday event was the annual “Blessing of the Pets” by the Rev. John Whitacre, chaplain at Scripps La Jolla.
KUSI, KBNT, Fox5 and KFMB channel 8 covered the event.
View the coverage: Scripps Hosts Holiday Party for its Therapy Dogs and their Handlers.