Pet Therapy with Sherman

Healthy Lifestyle

4th Wednesday of the month | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Gilda’s Club Chicago Clubhouse at Advocate Christ Medical Center Outpatient Pavilion

Sherman the Shorkie is a registered Animal-Assisted Therapy dog and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen®.  It’s well-known (and scientifically proven) that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits. Animal-assisted therapy improves patients’ mental, physical, social and emotional functioning with the aid of animals. Children also respond to the unconditional love and patience provided by therapy dogs. Besides building skills, therapy dogs help children increase self-esteem and motivation.


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