Dogs in pajamas visit patients at Texas Children’s Hospital

HOUSTON — Adorable four-legged visitors came to bring the holiday spirit to patients at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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In a Facebook post, the hospital shared pictures of the dogs, all wearing matching Buffalo plaid pajamas, as they walked through the hallways with their handlers in matching PJs.

Elsa, Bailey, Pluto, and Pinto put on their matching pajamas and surprised our patients with a holiday dog parade!

Posted by Texas Children's Hospital on Saturday, December 18, 2021

The dogs, golden retrievers named Elsa, Pinto, Pluto and Bailey, are ambassadors for the Texas Children’s Pawsitive Play Program, which is designed to help the emotional well-being of patients and their families in the hospital.

The dogs made rounds within the hospital, visiting neurology and transplant patients and bringing lots of smiles, KPRC reported.

The dogs even brought holiday cards for the patients. One mother told KHOU she’s seen the dogs make a difference for her daughter, saying, “Since being here after her stroke, she hasn’t had a lot of expressions. Yesterday, Pinto came in and she about jumped out of her bed, so it’s amazing to see.”

While the dogs aren’t usually wearing pajamas, the Pawsitive Play program has them working full time in Texas Children’s Hospital.