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Old 07-21-2013, 03:43 AM
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My dog is used as a pet therapy dog at 2 local nursing homes and at a local children's hospital.

One of the ladies who was part of the program and adored him passed away last month.

We got the nicest letter from her daughter today thanking us for the joy he brought her mother in her last 4 years. She had had the breed for years before she needed to move into a nursing home (he's a bichon frise) and missed her dog (who now lives with this daughter and her family).

And we often joke that even our dog went to Northwestern in our total bleeding purple family as the program that trained him is connected to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
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My one doctor, who has since retired had a black lab that was trained as a therapy dog. He would bring the dog to the office with him and his patients loved it. When my mom was hospitalized for a broken hip, he would bring the dog to see her twice a week and Bubba was a hit at the rehab hospital. We had black labs for years and her last dog had to be put down because of cancer, and Bubba would just cheer her up so much.

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My one doctor, who has since retired had a black lab that was trained as a therapy dog. He would bring the dog to the office with him and his patients loved it. When my mom was hospitalized for a broken hip, he would bring the dog to see her twice a week and Bubba was a hit at the rehab hospital. We had black labs for years and her last dog had to be put down because of cancer, and Bubba would just cheer her up so much.

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My dogs give me therapy everyday. We usually have 2-3 dogs in our office everyday, customers love it. We currently have 6 dogs, we just lost two of our old guys. We foster and adopt out rescued dogs, but we keep the ones with problems that are unadoptable.
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