Yellow labrador Millie is one of two Pets as Therapy (PAT) dogs that visit Petersfield Hospital.
This month on Dogs with Jobs, we accompany Millie on her hospital rounds, during which she spreads joy among patients, staff and visitors alike. In fact it took us 15 minutes to get into reception because of the number of people stopping to ask about Millie and wanting a pat.
It’s a deceptively simple episode – the gentle sound of a dog padding around the hospital on an ordinary Thursday morning. Yet there’s a magic here when the dog loving patients encounter Millie, and talk about how much they look forward to getting back home to their own much loved canine companions.
Owner Linda Tipple talks to presenter Kate Fairweather about Mille’s voluntary work.
If you are interested in volunteering with your dog, you may like to listen to Patricia Bland discussing what qualities are needed in a therapy dog and explore petsastherapy.org.
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