Donna Owen poses with Buffy and Knox.

Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL - Regional Medical Center Bayonet is proud to announce that it has recently awarded 100 volunteer hour service pins to two pet therapy dogs, Buffy and Knox. Buffy and Knox are brother and sister therapy dogs and are handled by Ray Jozwik, who adopted them from the Florida Collie Rescue. Buffy and Knox are certified by Therapy Dog, Inc., after many hours of training and required medical clearance. Selection as therapy dogs is based upon the calm and gentle demeanor of the animals even in the midst of chaos.

"Buffy and Knox have served over 100 hours at our hospital and deserve to be recognized for all the smiles, hope, and joy they bring to every patient, visitor, staff member and fellow volunteer they encounter," said Donna Owen, Manger of Volunteer Services.