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Dine With Your Dog Raises More Than $140,000 for Phoenix Children’s
By Claire Natale - Friday Apr 08, 2022
Dine With Your Dog, Phoenix Children’s Saturday, March 5 brunch event for pups and their human companions at Monterra at WestWorld in Scottsdale, raised more than $140,000. All proceeds from the 14th annual event benefit the hospital’s Animal-Assisted Therapy programs, which provides therapy dogs to motivate, soothe and lift the spirits of patients in the hospital.

The morning of pooch spoiling featured a dog-friendly gourmet meal, a delicious human brunch spread, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar. Attendees had the opportunity to explore pet play areas, stroll in front of the “pup-arazzi,” chat up fellow dog owners and bid at the silent auction.

NBC Arizona Midday host Destry Jetton emceed the program along with 2022 event co-chairs, Kimberly Jacobsen and Lee Courtney. The Animal-Assisted Therapy team spoke about the program and its impact on young patients.

“Dogs have the special ability to make people smile wherever they go,” said Steve Schnall, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Our four-legged buddies help to soothe and relax even our littlest patients. We cannot thank the attendees and sponsors of this event enough for their contribution to the healing and happiness these dogs spread throughout our hospital.”

Dine With Your Dog presented by Rowley Family foundation was sponsored by PetSmart and eMBRY Health.

About Phoenix Children’s
Phoenix Children’s is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals with rankings in all ten specialties. Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the hospital, visit