Luther and Ruthie go to Boston

Luther and Ruthie are two comfort dogs provided by Lutheran Church Charities

Luther and Ruthie are two comfort dogs provided by Lutheran Church Charities

Golden Retrievers trained as comfort dogs have arrived in Boston to help with the traumatised survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Just as they did in Newtown, Connecticut last year, the dogs and their handlers will visit with survivors and their families to engage them in conversation, to give them a hug and a cuddle and to provide comfort.

Luther and Ruthie visit with a survivor before surgery for a leg injury (courtesy Lutheran Church Charities)

Luther and Ruthie visit with a survivor before surgery for a leg injury (courtesy Lutheran Church Charities)

The comfort dogs show us (again) the special skills that dogs have to provide solace and they also prove that dogs can be socialised and trained to enter public places without causing problems.  The volunteers from Lutheran Church Charities give of their time freely.

Thank you!

Comfort dogs in Boston

2 responses to “Luther and Ruthie go to Boston

  1. Pingback: Golden Retrievers Bring Joy, Healing to Boston | DoggyMom.com

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