Meet Sven, the Children's Hospital facility dog

Posted at 4:51 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 18:09:14-04

Sometimes comfort can come in the most unlikely places.

A popular employee at Children’s Hospital named Sven is a facility dog. The Golden Retriever puts in 40 hours a week, helping take the edge off what can be a stressful treatment or scary procedure for a youngster.

When a kid wonders what a medical machine does, Sven takes over and demonstrates the procedure himself.
Sven specializes in hospital settings sounds and smells.

And he can show his puppy side when a little laughter needs to be there.