As the owner of a Golden Retriever, I couldn’t resist reblogging this as motivation to us all.
Stouffville, Canada- A blind service dog named “Smiley” has become an inspiration to people all over the world.
Just as his name says, Smiley never fails to make his patients smile. Joanne George saved Smiley from a puppy mill where he was born with a dwarfism and no eyes. The golden retriever was born with a death sentence at the age of two. After ten years Smiley is still paying back the favor by helping other in need.
According to CBS, George said that “people were so drawn to him, so inspired by him-I realized that this dog has to be a therapy dog-I have to share him.” After realizing this, George took Smiley to become a certified therapy dog, and joined the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program.
Here, dogs spend hours comforting patients at nursing homes, visit the elderly in retirement homes, and hang out with kids…
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