Saturday , 25 March 2017

29 Pictures That Reveal The Awesome Comforting Power Of Therapy Dogs

1. Peaches loves to cuddle with sick patients at this rehabilitation center

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2. This “Super Mutt,” Joca travels all the way to Brazil to help children in need

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3. Mia, the library pooch, assists children who struggle to learn how to read

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4. After the Boston Marathon bombing, these two lovable retrievers, Luther and Ruthie, comforted the community in the hospital

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5. …and on the streets

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6. At some universities and colleges, therapy dogs help relieve stress for students who had to leave their beloved pets at home

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7. They even get to play on campus with them

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8. The Welcome Home Dogs Organization meets soldiers as they return home and also serve as PTSD aids

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9. The bond between these two is unmistakable

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10. Therapy dogs help fill in that emotional gap when other parts of us are taken away

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11. Zoe brings love and wet kisses to soldiers stationed directly in Afghanistan

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12. Anne-Belle, a lovable bulldog, helps seniors and those battling addiction issues

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13. The Langley Air force base adores Molly and her cuddling company

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14. This pooch is part of Fidos for Freedom, a non-profit in Maryland that offers dog therapy services to anyone who needs it within a 75-mile radius

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15. You never know when someone needs the quiet care and attention of a loyal dog

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16. Lacey struts about the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital with plenty of love and tail wags

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17. This Puerto Rican Siberian Husky Melody is a small celebrity in local children’s hospitals

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18. Rackley, the goldendoodle, travels all over the south to offer her love and kisses

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19. She is the very definition of a gentle giant

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20. You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist when you have two adorable Yorkies, Beau and KJ to help you through

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21. This golden retriever Hogan inspired Katie, a girl born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, to offer a rare smile of appreciation

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22. Xander the pug may be blind, but he has a sixth sense to know when people are sad and need comforting

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23. Spending weeks at Ground Zero, therapy dogs Tikva and Sophie comforted hundreds of people who needed the love and care…

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24. …even if it was just a quick scratch on the head to relieve some stress

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25. After the Sandy Hook shooting, therapy dogs were brought in to comfort the smallest witnesses

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26. They provided comfort in ways that words cannot

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27. They even got some children to laugh

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28. Kobe is seen here at his retirement party. He worked for ten years as a therapy dog at the Berwyn school

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29. Red likes to comfort those in retirement homes who simply want a little bit of company to pass the time

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There are no real words for describing the comfort and peace that therapy dogs can give. For someone who is struggling or lonely, a visit from one of these spectacular four-pawed friends can make a wonderful difference.