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Funeral Home Training a Grief Therapy Dog


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mollieTherapy dogs help people in many different walks of life. A funeral home in Clinton, Arkansas recognized the comfort and benefit of therapy dogs and is training one to help the grieving families they serve.

Clinton Funeral Service is training a 2-year-old King Charles Spaniel named Mollie to be a therapy dog. She will learn basic obedience, but more importantly will be trained how to recognize grief and comfort people.

“If there ever was a place to promote healing this is it,” Said Darriel Ezell, co-owner of Clinton Funeral Service. “I know of nursing facilities and doctors’ offices that have therapy dogs, but I do not know of any funeral home anywhere around that has one. We are in the first in our area to offer this type of care to our families. The best medicine always wags its tail.”

Clinton Funeral Services will also be offering for Mollie to visit schools, nursing centers and churches free of charge.