Therapy dogs are now considered essential workers that help people suffering from different kinds of mental and health conditions. Some therapy dogs help people with their anxiety while others help encourage injured or disabled children gain confidence during therapy. Many hospitals and other health facilities are now using therapy dogs as part of their patient’s treatment routine.
Normally, dogs are trained for months or even years before they become certified as therapy dogs. However, some special circumstances make some dogs become therapy dogs without extended training periods. A Shiba Inu named Taka became a therapy dog because of his past experience.
Taka had a horrific experience when he got badly burned during a house fire. The severe burns that Taka endured would have normally killed most dogs and veterinarians would have suggested that Taka should be put to sleep or euthanized to prevent him from prolonged suffering. However, Care More Animal Hospital veterinarians and vet techs who cared for Taka decided that Taka should have a second chance at life.
Taka was adopted by one of the vet techs at the animal hospital named Crystal Lesley. Crystal fell in love with Taka at first sight and she saw something special in Taka. Despite having sustained horrific burn injuries, Taka remained such a sweet dog who craves love and attention from everyone he meets.
Crystal was inspired by Taka’s attitude despite having endured a lot of pain and suffering because of his injuries. Eventually, Crystal decided that Taka should also inspire others by becoming a therapy dog. Taka was trained to become a therapy dog and he passed with flying colors. Taka now works to inspire people who have experienced what he also experienced.
Taka became a very active therapy dog for burn victims and the joy he brings to burn victims is immeasureable. Taka continues to inspire and provide comfort to people who have also been in his situation by spreading positivity and love. Here’s an inspiring video about how Taka became a therapy dog for burn victims and how he gives people hope.
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