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29 Pictures That Reveal The Awesome Comforting Power Of Therapy Dogs

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There are no real words for describing the comfort and peace that therapy dogs can give. For someone who is struggling or lonely, a visit from one of these spectacular four-pawed friends can make a wonderful difference.

 Xander the pug may be blind, but he has a sixth sense to know when people are sad and need comforting

Xander the pug may be blind, but he has a sixth sense to know when people are sad and need comforting

Spending weeks at Ground Zero, therapy dogs Tikva and Sophie comforted hundreds of people who needed the love and care…

Spending weeks at Ground Zero, therapy dogs Tikva and Sophie comforted hundreds of people who needed the love and care…

…even if it was just a quick scratch on the head to relieve some stress

…even if it was just a quick scratch on the head to relieve some stress

This golden retriever Hogan inspired Katie, a girl born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, to offer a rare smile of appreciation

This golden retriever Hogan inspired Katie, a girl born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, to offer a rare smile of appreciation

This Puerto Rican Siberian Husky Melody is a small celebrity in local children’s hospitals

This Puerto Rican Siberian Husky Melody is a small celebrity in local children’s hospitals

 Lacey struts about the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital with plenty of love and tail wags

Lacey struts about the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hospital with plenty of love and tail wags

You never know when someone needs the quiet care and attention of a loyal dog

You never know when someone needs the quiet care and attention of a loyal dog

This pooch is part of Fidos for Freedom, a non-profit in Maryland that offers dog therapy services to anyone who needs it within a 75-mile radius

This pooch is part of Fidos for Freedom, a non-profit in Maryland that offers dog therapy services to anyone who needs it within a 75-mile radius

The Langley Air force base adores Molly and her cuddling company

The Langley Air force base adores Molly and her cuddling company

Anne-Belle, a lovable bulldog, helps seniors and those battling addiction issues

Anne-Belle, a lovable bulldog, helps seniors and those battling addiction issues

 Zoe brings love and wet kisses to soldiers stationed directly in Afghanistan

Zoe brings love and wet kisses to soldiers stationed directly in Afghanistan

Therapy dogs help fill in that emotional gap when other parts of us are taken away

Therapy dogs help fill in that emotional gap when other parts of us are taken away

The bond between these two is unmistakable

The bond between these two is unmistakable

The Welcome Home Dogs Organization meets soldiers as they return home and also serve as PTSD aids

The Welcome Home Dogs Organization meets soldiers as they return home and also serve as PTSD aids

At some universities and colleges, therapy dogs help relieve stress for students who had to leave their beloved pets at home

At some universities and colleges, therapy dogs help relieve stress for students who had to leave their beloved pets at home

They even get to play on campus with them

They even get to play on campus with them

...and on the streets

…and on the streets

After the Boston Marathon bombing, these two lovable retrievers, Luther and Ruthie, comforted the community in the hospital

After the Boston Marathon bombing, these two lovable retrievers, Luther and Ruthie, comforted the community in the hospital

Mia, the library pooch, assists children who struggle to learn how to read

Mia, the library pooch, assists children who struggle to learn how to read

Red likes to comfort those in retirement homes who simply want a little bit of company to pass the time

Red likes to comfort those in retirement homes who simply want a little bit of company to pass the time

 Kobe is seen here at his retirement party. He worked for ten years as a therapy dog at the Berwyn school

Kobe is seen here at his retirement party. He worked for ten years as a therapy dog at the Berwyn school

They even got some children to laugh

They even got some children to laugh

 They provided comfort in ways that words cannot

They provided comfort in ways that words cannot

 After the Sandy Hook shooting, therapy dogs were brought in to comfort the smallest witnesses

After the Sandy Hook shooting, therapy dogs were brought in to comfort the smallest witnesses

This “Super Mutt,” Joca travels all the way to Brazil to help children in need

This “Super Mutt,” Joca travels all the way to Brazil to help children in need

You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist when you have two adorable Yorkies, Beau and KJ to help you through

You don’t have to be afraid of the dentist when you have two adorable Yorkies, Beau and KJ to help you through

She is the very definition of a gentle gian

She is the very definition of a gentle gian

Rackley, the goldendoodle, travels all over the south to offer her love and kisses

Rackley, the goldendoodle, travels all over the south to offer her love and kisses

Peaches loves to cuddle with sick patients at this rehabilitation center

Peaches loves to cuddle with sick patients at this rehabilitation center

Thanks to: CavemanCircus

 

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