St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company believe that pets and people are better together.  Purina has been a steadfast supporter of St. Louis Children’s Hospital since 1979, and Purina is committed to working alongside our hospital to advance the human-animal bond by brining patients and pets together.

Purina’s support will allow the Paws for Hope program to grow, increasing access to more pets in more locations, touching even more lives than ever and allowing equitable access to pet therapy for all.   

Purina Paws for Hope is a special program of the Center for Families at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Pet therapy volunteers in partnership with Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, offer affection, comfort and stress relief to a patients, families and staff at St. Louis Children’s.  These dogs are certified and evaluated by therapy dog organizations. Therapy dogs are trained to master certain skills and must have a very good disposition. 

For more information or to thank a dog who helped your family during a visit with us, email [email protected]