A dog’s life: How animal therapy is catching on

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A dog’s life: How animal therapy is catching on

Keira
Stephenson
Dave Gould and Emmett
David Gould had owned his retail pharmacy in Parnell for 30 years when one day he got a pneumococcal septicaemic infection that led to amputation of both of his arms and legs. His dog Emmett has been with him for 9 years

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Cuddly, lovable, non-judgemental and, mostly, unflappable. That’s what assistance dogs have to offer but first, Keira Stephenson finds, you have to ge, Gail Harbott with her dog Coda who is a graduate of the Puppies in Prison programme, Gail Harbott with her dog Coda who is a graduate of the Puppies in Prison programme