Rees, a two- year old Labrador-golden retriever mix, has a duty to comfort ill children and their families. He is one of the many facility dogs that are trained from puppyhood to full-time partner at one facility.
At Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, they have a team of 5 therapy dogs. One of them is Aspen, a golden retriever. He became the therapy dog of Michael Sellars who suffered from a traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.
There are other dogs at the hospital who comfort children and their families at their time of need.