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Therapy Dog Bus Pilot | Beginning Sunday, February 8, 2015

SEPTA has launched a Therapy Dog Bus Pilot Program to provide therapy dogs and their handlers service to volunteer appointments at area participating hospitals and medical facilities on Bus Routes 40 and 42. The pilot program is only open to certified therapy dogs and their handlers. Certification is issued by a participating hospital. The Therapy Dog Pilot Program is not available 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Information for Therapy Dogs and Their Handlers:

Therapy dogs must wear a certified therapy dog bandana (issued only by a participating hospital) while riding and must be accompanied by a handler with a certified photo ID indicating they are a "Therapy Dog Volunteer" (photo ID issued only by a participating hospital)

Handlers must pay the regular fare to board. There is no charge for a therapy dog

Therapy dogs should ride under the handler's feet or under an unoccupied seat and out of the aisle. Therapy dogs are not allowed on seats