News In a Shaken Orlando, Comfort Dogs Arrive With ‘Unconditional Love’

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    On the Monday following the Orlando massacre, 12 golden retrievers arrived in the Florida city.

    They had come to offer comfort to some of the victims of the attack, the families of those killed and the emergency medical workers, as well as anyone else in the city in need of some canine affection after the deadliest shooting in American history.

    The animals are part of the K-9 Comfort Dogs team, a program run by the Lutheran Church Charities, based in Northbrook, Ill. Founded in 2008, the team has comforted victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.

    Tim Hetzner, the president of the charity, said that the dogs in Orlando were helping to provide a feeling of safety, allowing those in distress to relax their guard and express their vulnerability during a difficult time.

    “We’ve had a lot of people here that start petting the dog, and they break out crying,” he said.
     
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    Gus would be a great comfort dog. :wub:
     
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    i would need a slobber shield.
     
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    Real comfort dogs would have been a truckload of Texas wieners.
     
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    Since when did comfort dogs start wearing sweaters?
    :giggle:
     
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    When I come home in a bad mood, my dog is always happy to see me. Always picks up my mood.
     
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    Dogs want nothing from you except a little love and attention and in return they give you everything they have
    What a deal
     
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    Plus they eat poop in the yard!
     
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    My dog eats her poop every once in awhile totally gross
    Then she wants to like me or the kids
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    always easy to spot the non-dog people.
     
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