10 Small Dog Breeds for Therapy

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Joseph, a 12-year-old pug, is not only the face of Winchester (Mass.) Hospital's pet therapy program; he's also the title character of the children's book "Pug! What a Mug." The book explains pet therapy to children by chronicling the story of a patient who spends her fourth birthday in the hospital as Joseph the Pug cheers her up.

Pugs offer a ton of energy in a tiny package. They are not only playful and charismatic but also loving and devoted. Pugs are natural people pleasers and get along well with both the young and old. Pugs work particularly well with children suffering from autism and other neurodevelopment disorders

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