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Doggy Daze Volunteer Opportunities

Doggy Daze volunteers help relieve stress during "ruff" days.

Doggy Daze volunteers help to relieve stress by providing a break between treatments. While hospitalized, patients are separated from their pets at home. This program gives St. Jude patients a familiar experience to help make treatment easier. 


All Doggy Daze volunteers must be certified by Pet Partners, Intermountain Therapy Animals or the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Proof of certification, as well as up-to-date animal vaccination records, are required.

Child Life personnel and the Doggy Daze Liaison will meet with handlers and visiting dogs before starting volunteer orientation in order for us to observe the pet's temperament. Doggy Daze volunteers must complete the St. Jude volunteer orientation process. All Doggy Daze volunteer teams are paired with at least one Doggy Daze volunteer assistant so that handlers can focus on their dog and patient interaction.

Shifts are available on select days during the week and Doggy Daze teams rotate weeks.  Exact location within the hospital, days and times will be worked out when you meet with the Doggy Daze Liaison.  Shifts are available in either the inpatient or outpatient setting on select days during the week. Doggy Daze teams are expected to complete a minimum of two shifts per month. The exact location and rotations will be assigned based on need when you meet with the Doggy Daze Liaison.

Review our volunteer eligibility requirements and application process >>