Therapy Dog - #St._John_Ambulance, Canada. The program started in June 1992 as a pilot program in Peterborough, Ontario and today reaches thousands of people on a regular basis throughout Canada. It was introduced to Nova Scotia in March, 1999 and to Prince Edward Island in 2000.
[my brother-in-law's fantastic one-eyed dog that saved my man. Bruiser was bitten in the eye by a rattlesnake a year ago, and lost his entire eye to it. A year later, though, he lives just as happily as before.]
Service Dog Helps Veteran Adjust..... When Daniel Tennant returned to Austin, Texas after his time with the Marines, he had a difficult time adjusting. He was not comfortable in crowds of people, and often refused to leave his house for fear of getting himself into an unfavorable situation. Then Missy came along and changed his world. Missy, a 10-month-old German Shepherd Dog is trained to help Daniel deal with everyday situations, and help him cope with his new lifestyle.
and they are all VOLUNTEERS who cost NOTHING to cheer up little sick children. What a guy.... http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/nih-stops-therapy-dogs-visiting-sick-children#sthash.ZnSYdrat.dpuf