Woodruff - Research is showing Therapy Dogs are an important part of patient recovery and moral in hospitals.
One Northwoods program is gaining paw-pularity quickly.
Buster is a one and a half year old Pekingese Bolognese mix with only a few months of therapy dog work under his collar.
His owner, Marilyn Bolgioni describes him as, "A happy dog, he loves everyone. He loves older people, younger people, children, other dogs and he seems to know the people that like dogs. He likes that too."
We all know that a hospital can be a stressful area and sometimes, if you're waiting for a procedure, it can even be a dreary day. But when you have somebody like Buster come and visit your room, a therapy dog, he can brighten you up with his soft fur and friendly smile and make everything better.
Bogioni says,"Another woman had had a stroke and she hadn't responded at all until Buster came in the room. She started talking and she probably went on for a half an hour. That was very emotional."