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Low-income senior receives therapy dog as donation

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”  As dog lovers know, our canine friends offer pure unconditional love and loyalty, playing many roles in our lives: family member, psychiatrist, friend and defender.

Ari Yoder experienced this relationship with her beloved service dog, Sammy.  Sammy was her constant companion and, in addition to being her service dog, was also a therapy dog.  Together, they volunteered in a drug treatment facility where Sammy had regular pet therapy groups.