Four-Legged-Therapy Meet Juno of Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Occupation: Therapy Dog for Hospice of Northwest Ohio

Purpose: To provide love, comfort and support to the patients, family members and staff

Benefits: Belly rubs, hugs and lots of love from many people.

Age: Just turned 5 on June 2nd – not quite a Boomer

Education: Graduate of Assistance Dogs For Achieving Independence, a program of The Ability Center, Toledo

Favorite Toy: Any stuffed toy – weasel, Barney and bear are my favorites

Highlight: Being recognized by families in obituaries and through donations – knowing I made a difference in their lives

Vacation spot: I vacation two days a week at my co-parent’s home where I get to run, play and be a dog

Pet Peeve: I love food, especially bacon, but the staff try to curtail patients from feeding me because I’ve gained weight and they want me to stay healthy

Best Friends: Deuce, Regis and Willow and a few cats I tolerate. Of course, I love all my caregivers at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and my co-parents, Paul and Nancy

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