Patricia Browne and Toby

Patricia Browne and Toby have been volunteering at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem for nearly ten years. A pet therapy dog, Toby visits patients on the ward once or twice a week.

Pat says she loves her volunteering work with Toby. The highlight for her is seeing the joy and the smiles on patients when Toby visits. “He seems to know the patients better than I do and he has a great calming influence on them” Pat says.

“Our patients are dealing with confronting illnesses but after they meet Toby, you can see the see a lift in them each time we visit” she says.