Today is National Puppy Day, and to celebrate, we’re introducing you to our new, fluffy four-pawed future pediatric facility dogs. Through the Dogs for Joy program, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted pediatric service dogs to over a dozen children’s hospitals across the country. Keep reading to meet our new furry friends!
The newest four-pawed service providers in training all currently reside at Canine Assistants, the organization that trained our very own Chief Joy Officer, Cooper Dunkin', and many of our other Dogs for Joy who have been placed at children’s hospitals around the country. These puppies will be trained the same way as Cooper and will become full-time in-residence facility dogs who help ease anxiety and reduce stress for young patients and their families.
When we launched the Dogs for Joy program in 2018, Canine Assistants asked us for help naming a new litter of puppies – including Dunkin’ the dog, proud mom to our seven new paw-some additions. When Dunkin’s puppies were born in December 2020, we of course needed to make sure that each puppy was properly named - the Dunkin’ way! That’s why we decided to let our fans help us name them.
In a series of Instagram Stories, the Dunkin’ community was given the opportunity to vote on the names of our new fur-ends. See what Dunkin’ fans decided to name our new four-legged future service dogs below!