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Big Chance Helps Patients


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Chance, the latest and, at 160 pounds, the largest dog in the Pet Therapy program at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT, started his first day as a volunteer by receiving his official badge and then visiting various floors of the hospital where he put a big smile on the faces of patients and staff.

Pet therapy dogs can help in the healing process of patients, and on his first day, Chance made a big impression.