Today Molly and I went down to a hospital in Honolulu for the elderly. It's a long term hospital and the elderly patients really miss having animals around to enjoy. Molly (my dog) is a Therapy Dog. Molly enjoys the attention and these wonderful folks enjoy a change in the day. It lifts their spirits and bring big smiles to their faces.
If you have a well trained pet this is very rewarding and a really great way to put smiles and happiness in someone life. Call your local Animal shelter or Humane Society and ask them if your area has a Dog Therapy program.