Do dogs even know how wonderful they are?
"We had a lady tell us one day, 'I was having a really bad day and then you guys came in and I got to be with the dogs, so thank you,'" Vesely said. "So, it gives them a little break too."
Dog-gone good medicine: Four-legged volunteers lend a helping paw
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 21, 2012) -- Each month, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital receives two special visitors. Both visitors would rather lift spirits than play fetch -- Paisley, a Great Dane and Lela, a Labrador retriever, are Red Cross therapy dogs.
Lela's owner, Kelly Howley, therapy dog volunteer, said Lela knows when it's time to make a therapy trip to the hospital.
"Lela knows -- we get in the front gate and we jump in [General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital] -- and she is literally ready to go," Howley said.