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Paws & Think volunteer Brad Hoop and therapy dog Gus are featured in the December issue of Dogster Magazine. Brad and Gus are a Paws to Heal therapy team who visit healthcare facilities to provide comfort for patients, their families, and staff members. Brad is a cancer survivor, and when he was undergoing treatment he was visited by a therapy dog at the hospital. This encounter inspired him to pursue becoming a volunteer therapy dog handler.

Together Brad and Gus have visited Ascension St. Vincent and Riley Children’s Hospital to brighten the days of cancer patients. Gus is such a sweetheart, and the staff at Ascension St. Vincent told us that his visits “change the whole mood of the unit.” Read the Dogster article to learn more about Brad and Gus’s story: Meet the Dynamic Due Bringing Happiness to Hospitals