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JJ the Therapy Dog at the Hospice Center

This beautiful video shows the power and compassion of a therapy dog at a hospice center in Oregon. “JJ” is comforting a woman who was dying, and who had no family.

Here are some stories about dogs visiting nursing homes and hospice providing “therapy”

Whether you believe it or not, your amazing grace is a therapy dog. Animals are very therapeutic. My dog baby stayed on the bed right next to my mom right to the end . I just was heartbroken when mom left our home that night, baby was so confused and went through quite a depression. I’d never witnessed an animal going through depression when a loved one passes til then, broke my heart.

My mom is in a nursing home in New Jersey. The “therapy” dogs come every Monday without fail to visit the residents. Their smiles are priceless!!! (And I bring my “Amazing Grace” with me. She’s not a therapy dig, but she brings smiles and happiness to my mom and other residents.)

When my Dad was in hospice I brought our dog (who he called his Grand-Dogger) to see him daily. He just lit up when he saw her. And no matter the pain or frustration of his day, she brought him such comfort. And she would snuggle right up on him and give him kisses. She knew he needed the extra love. She was with him right until the end

JJ  the Therapy Dog at the Hospice Center

Abused Rescue Lab Dog becomes a Therapy Dog

I love happy endings get the tissues out for this happy ending.

Abused and neglected, Molly was overfed food that caused an allergic reaction. Her family couldn’t afford the necessary medical expenses to make her better, and her conditions went untreated for months. One infection turned into another, and by the time she was taken in by a local lab rescue organization   the dog  was on the verge of dying.  she was also suffering from a cancerous lump on her neck. “

It took Molly the dog  three months for her to  recover — she had staph and yeast infections treated and a surgery for her cancer — but she’s now in remission from her cancer and has been adopted by a loving forever home. Better yet, however, is what she’s doing with her second chance at life. Molly has become a service dog who helps with therapy for cancer patients