Several States Send Comfort Dogs To Lend A Paw Of Support In Miami

Smiling Woman With Dog Sitting On Floor At Home

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Here's today's feel-good story:

When we are feeling down, leave it to man's best friend to help us feel better.

Nine golden retrievers have been dispatched to Miami to aid the first responders with the emotional toll of searching for people trapped in the Miami Surfside condo collapse.

These therapy dogs are trained to help rescuers cope with their struggles.

“These dogs are here for you,” said Bonnie Fear, of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. “A lot of times they [first responders] come up, they’ll fall to their knees, they’ll start crying or they’ll smile. We try not to say anything, we let the dog be the bridge for those people to grieve the loss, whatever they’re feeling.”

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