Close to Home: Therapy dog brings more than cuteness

(This was a pretty cute story about a therapy dog in Maine and Florida. – KM)

Muffin, a Shetland sheepdog, and her owner went through extensive training.

By DEBORAH SAYER

Portland Press Herald, January 6, 2010

Muffin is a 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog and a certified assistant therapy animal who visits nursing home residents at Knox Center for Long Term Care and patients of Pen Bay Medical Center, both in Rockland, from June through December.

Recently Muffin and her owner and personal assistant, Bonnie Corbett, left on a road trip for Florida.

The dog has gained quite a following of adoring fans during her weekly visits to bring a bit of joy to what might otherwise be a mundane day. Once in Florida, Corbett plans to visit similar outreach venues with Muffin during the winter months.

Here’s a link to the rest of the story.

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