Dogs have always been noted as being man’s best friend- affectionate, playful, obedient, & often times providing normalcy & consistency to ones life. Mister Gibbs a Golden Doodle is much more than this. Two oxygen tanks & a vest later he provides normalcy to Alida, a 3-year-old girl who is suffering from a rare lung disease who bared the obstacle of being dependent on a oxygen tank . Because of the support of a program that provide therapy dogs Alida has a constant friend who is able to bear some of the weight from this horrible disease.
To learn ways in which you can train a therapy dog or learn about ways that they can help in hospitals,retirement homes, or schools: http://www.deltasociety.org/
Watch this short clip about Alida’s Service Dog: http://youtu.be/6WkEO6ZFEbY
Reference: The Today Show