What Is Pet Assisted Wellness at Stanford (PAWS)?
Pet Assisted Wellness at Stanford (PAWS) is an animal visitation
program for patients in the hospital. We match well-trained, carefully
selected animals (dogs, cats and bunnies) with patients who would
enjoy a friendly visit.
Note: Only service animals are allowed within Stanford Health Care,
with exception of therapy animals registered through the PAWS program.
Service animals are legally defined (Americans With Disabilities Act,
1990) and are trained to meet the disability-related needs of their
handlers who have disabilities.
PAWS on the units
PAWS facilitators will make unit rounds shortly before visitations
to capture patient requests. Let your nurse or PAWS facilitator know
if you wish to have a PAWS visit.
- B2: Mondays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
- C3, E & F Ground:
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- G2: Every other Friday, 2 p.m.
– 3 p.m.
Special requests for PAWS visits on non-scheduled units have to be
cleared by the unit nurse manager and are subject to PAWS team availability.