Therapy dog goes virtual

Laney, a golden retriever therapy dog, provides digital sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1:37 | 05/21/20

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It turns out working from home. It's not just for humans won Golden Retriever is providing therapeutic interactions online Nauman social distancing from friends in person penning. The medical nonprofit the dog works for is now offering virtual sessions for anyone who needs some canine companionship and apparently. They are a big hit check it out. Laney Golden Retriever slash therapy dog Fellini was set to begin her first medical mission but then the pandemic hit. Owner aiming to last year Torres knew Laney was needed now more than ever so Laney who went online providing virtual visits to anyone who needs them. Like Jimmy Harris campaign. I'm pretty nuts because he's really punitive responding to anything you're saying she even watches you armchair which school. Harris who was an army National Guard vet says these visits with Laney are this therapy he needs during this difficult time this I think the connection with an animal. Just helps bring them calmness over person's mind and they did to forget about whatever troubles are having. A lot of the times you know patients need some sort of distraction and for the killing a lot of pain so lane is a great way to distract them in person. And we'll be noticed virtually it's pretty much the same thing a dog's love. Man's best friend for a reason and I'm supposed garden. Given me hope it's hope during difficult times and so I want incidental to bring that some people. Our thanks to Laney and pause for patients as well as our ABC station in Phoenix for that story.

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