The visit was organized by Zachary's Paws for Healing, a foundation that sponsors companion animal visits to hospital patients. The organization was founded in honor of Zachary Noble, an animal lover and former Juravinski patient who passed away from Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014.
"Zachary spent many weeks in and out of the hospital," the foundation's website reads. "During that time, he longed to see and hold his favorite dogs."
"With him as our inspiration and feeling his guiding hand on our shoulders, we have made Zachary's Paws for Healing his lasting legacy," it continues.