Size doesn't matter
Research shows therapy dogs have the ability to lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, ease depression and improve the quality of life, among other factors.
That's for the patient. How about owning one?
"It's been very rewarding," said Ashley Bemis, who owns "Maddy," a Chihuahua/Papillon dog who officially became certified last July. "It makes your day when their eyes light up when we walk in."