KMBC: Therapy Poodle Brings Comfort to Hospice Patients at Saint Luke's Hospice House

Saint Luke’s Hospice House volunteers provide comfort, music, and support to patients and their families. 

Four-legged friends provide a special kind of comfort through our DOC (Dogs on Call) program. A trained service animal comes into the Hospice House to comfort patients and families and even bring them some joy during a difficult time.

Louie Pancake's owner, Frank, and the Community Events Coordinator at Saint Luke’s Hospice House talk with KMBC about the special program. 

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