Support Integrative Medicine and Help Name Our Puppies 

Name the Puppies
Deadline to submit a name is August 31.


We are so excited to launch Bluegrass Integrative Medicine, a program that will bring together complementary therapies and traditional medicine to provide our patients and their families with improved emotional, physical and spritual well-being. Integrative therapies include animal-assisted therapy; music and art therapy; massage, yoga and aromatherapy.

Just this month, two adorable Labrador puppies and one sweet Golden Retriever puppy joined the Bluegrass Care Navigators team as the first to be trained as animal-assisted therapy dogs. Animals provide a sense of calm and comfort that helps to ease symptoms such as pain or anxiety, and over the next eight months, these puppies will learn all they need to know to provide compassionate care to our patients.

But we need your help to get these furry-faced clinicians-to-be off to a great start. They need names. And since they are going to be an integral part of the community, we wanted our community of families, donors and team members to help us choose. The deadline to submit the perfect name is August 31.

If you want to help even more, please consider a gift to support the program. The training alone will cost $10,000 per puppy, and this important care is not typically covered by insurance. We never turn a patient in need away for the inability to pay, so philanthropic support from our community is crucial to providing integrative care to our patients.

There are three ways you can help:

      •  Suggest a name for our puppies.  We have two girls and a boy. Be sure to include how you came up with the name and why it is perfect for one of the puppies.
      •  Make a donation. Lend your support for our four-legged team members and other Integrative Medicine programs.
      •  Visit our AmazonSmile Wishlist. Choose an item to be shipped directly to Bluegrass Care Navigators to care for the puppies as they are trained to provide this specilized care for our patients.

Thank you for your support!