In the small town of Stouffville, Canada, a golden retriever named Smiley is certainly living up to his name. Smiley, who was born without eyes. His owner rescued him from a puppy mill, but quickly learned that he loved to interact with crowds. She decided to give him a career as a therapy dog. Smiley now works as a nursing dog for St. John’s Ambulance in Ontario. He brings joy to patients and nursing home residents, including those with mental illnesses and disabilities. According to the staff at St. John’s, Smiley’s presence is enough to make even the most seriously debilitated patients smile – looking at his pictures, how could anyone resist?
He Was Born Without Eyes… But It Doesn’t Stop Him Doing A Very Worthwhile Job. April 1, 2023