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Dashingly Dressed Therapy Dog Is Bringing Holiday Cheer to Bedridden Hospital Patients

by Melanie

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A little dog is turning heads as he rounds the corners of the hallways at the San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in California.  The therapy dog scoots about in a little VW van, bringing joy to all of the patients who are lonely or scared of being in the hospital.

Sancho, who can often be seen cruising around while sporting a Hawaiian shirt, has adopted a more festive look for the holiday season, and he’s lapping up all the extra attention.  He and another dog are regular visitors to the hospital staff and patients – he even has his own ID badge!




“The patients are delighted to see him come down the hallway in the VW,” a spokeswoman for the facility told BuzzFeed. “Everybody loves it… everyone looks forward to the dogs coming in.”

But now this sweetie has become even more popular after photos of him decked out in his Christmas finest hit Twitter. “The pictures are so cute and you can tell that it makes people happy and it makes them smile just looking at it,” said Julie, whose mom sent her the photos of Sancho when she saw him at work.