Dying woman holds 19-year-old service dog close


A testimony to the Therapy dog, Baxter, who served helpless people for the past 19 years. Most of them share a deep grief and say, that Baxter was a real salvation to them. Canistherapy is a method of treatment and rehabilitation with the participation of specially selected and trained dogs, and is a kind of pet-therapy, which is widely used in medical and social rehabilitation. This therapy helps to recover faster, and also copes well with mental disorders. This treatment is based on the relation between humans and animals that has existed for many centuries. Interaction with a friendly pet helps to cope with physical and psychological problems.