How two dogs are helping the homeless get health care - Dr. Marty Becker

How two dogs are helping the homeless get health care

Monday, Jan 9th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Could your life use some joyful news right now? Read this story about two dogs making a difference for the homeless from this week’s Pet Connection:

Two Labrador retrievers are making life a little brighter for patients battling poverty, homelessness, illness or addiction.

Maestro, a yellow Lab, and Rylie, a black Lab, make weekly visits with minister Suzanne Bossert to McInnis House, a recuperative facility run by Boston Health Care for the Homeless. Patients and health care workers alike welcome the dogs’ visits, petting them, enjoying their tricks or just relaxing into the pleasure of having a canine head resting in their lap. The dogs bring a moment of happiness on what may be a bleak day, and that’s a gift.

Learn more about the Healing Pups Program at Boston Health Care for the Homeless.