“Pets can teach you compassion, patience ……..

Eli is a standard poodle registered with the Delta Society, who certifies animal-assisted therapy dogs.

At an hour a day, Eli gets special requests for visits and also tours hospital floors to ‘drop in’ on patients.

“It’s amazing when you go into a patient’s room,”Eli’s owner said. “Sometimes they haven’t felt that good or been responsive to their families or treatment — a dog visit makes them more relaxed.”

source: Bristo Press [www.bristolpress.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14229440&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=10486&rfi=6]

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