Leo’s Story: A Therapy Dog

Written By: Marlene Schooler, JSSA Hospice and Transitions Volunteer

Imagine a single physical therapy prescription that treated malaise, depression, melancholy and loneliness.  “Interact with one cold nose, four paws and a wagging tail once a week.” Even the most needy of cases would look forward to their weekly treatment by a non-judgmental friend. A few JSSA Hospice and Transitions patients know this to be true, thanks to Leo, a standard poodle.

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