Therapy Dog Program: Walter

Walter, a St.Ambulance Therapy Dog, visits the hospice weekly. Walter is a 5-year-old poodle/shepherd mix, whose kind and empathetic nature led his owner Leslie to get him involved in the Therapy Dog Program.

He loves to visit the residents, families and staff, and somehow seems to know whether people need a wiggly fun visit or just a quiet companion to lie by their side. Walter’s presence alone can help residents smile, relax, or even settle into sleep. He knows that to be a friend, words are not necessary – you just have to be there.