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In-Depth: Man’s best friend offering new therapy options in Kings County

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program volunteer Gloria Armstrong happily takes her Newfoundland dog Darcie to visit the residents of Grand View Manor in Berwick on a regular basis.
St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program volunteer Gloria Armstrong happily takes her Newfoundland dog Darcie to visit the residents of Grand View Manor in Berwick on a regular basis. - Ashley Thompson
Four-year-old Newfoundland dog Darcie mingles with Eleanor Aalders at the Grand View Manor in Berwick.

A furry friend, indeed: therapy dog big hit at Berwick’s Grand View Manor

Meet Darcie, a gentle giant who may be the most popular visitor at Berwick’s Grand View Manor. Find out more about therapy dogs – and why the residents are in love with this Newfoundland dog

Julia Wassef and her lovable lab Figgy Duff offer professional animal-assisted therapy services.

‘It always felt like my calling’: Wolfville counsellor offering animal-assisted therapy with pet lab

Julia Wassef’s colleague is her best bud – her lovable Lab Figgy Duff accompanies her to work a couple of times a week at the Acadia University Student Counselling Centre, where Wassef offers animal-assisted therapy services. Wondering how a dog can help?

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