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By Faith King

Comfort dog visits Clearwater Public Library


Courtesy Phot | Katie Comfort Dog

Tails and tales • Katie Comfort Dog, from Trinity Lutheran Church, in Fremont, visited Clearwater Public Library with her handlers, July 23. Area individuals learned about the comfort dog program and how they aid in times of crisis.

Most individuals have heard about service dogs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities. But, have you ever heard of comfort dogs?

Unlike service dogs, comfort dogs are trained to serve the needs of multiple people, not just one. They travel across different states and provide comfort to those who have been through tough situations, are terminally ill, have never seen a dog in real life or even just come to libraries and teach others about comfort dogs.

On July 23, Katie Comfort Dog and her handlers visited the Clearwater Public Library to tell the public about what she do...

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