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A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself - Josh Billings

Service dogs, for the blind and disabled are fairly common, however, therapy dogs are a new phenomenon to help people cope with depression.

Therapy dogs live and act as everyday household pets however; they’re trained to respond to the different moods of the owner. For instance, if the owner is sad or crying, the dog knows to cuddle, lick away tears, or bring tissues. If the owner is sleeping too much the dog knows to wake them up. Therapy dogs are also trained to initiate play, retrieve medications, and find keys or other items lost, as depression and some medications can cause memory lapses.

It makes so much sense. It’s hard to be depressed when a dog is around.