23 Therapy Dogs Who Are Too Pure For This World

By Jeremy Sutheim

Dogs have lots of skills that make them great at jobs like herding animals, sniffing out drugs, and aiding search-and-rescue teams. But one of the most important jobs a dog can do is to just be a dog and give people some dog-time.

1. This is Smiley. He doesn't have eyes, but he has a big grin, and he loves you.

Golden retriever with a smile
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2. Dodi the Great Dane gives great kisses.

Great Dane sniffs a little boy
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3. Norbert weighs 3 pounds, and he wants to give you a high five. Uh, low five?

Small dog gives a high five to off-screen hand.
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4. These dogs love their job (and you).

Dogs wait outside hospital doors to see patients.
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5. Not all heroes wear capes, but this one does.

Dog in a superhero costume with a small child.
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6. Peaches loves to snuggle up for a good snooze. She also loves you.

Dog on her back cuddles with elderly woman.
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7. Eddie carries an important backpack full of toys for his patients in the pediatric ICU.

Golden retriever with a black backpack.
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8. Zeus knows exactly what you need right now.

Dog brings his person a potato.
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9. This therapy dog was the best man at his BFF's wedding. Who's the best man? Is it you? Yes, it is!

Golden retriever stands next to man in suit.
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10. Blueberry and her friend are changing people's minds about what kind of breeds can be therapy dogs.

Two pit bulls lick a laughing woman's face.
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11. This therapy dog in a candy striper uniform is as sweet as can be.

Greyhound in costume with a female EMT.
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12. Seriously, what did we do to deserve dogs?

Dog on floor with boy.
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13. Did you know that therapy dogs date all the way back to the 1950s?

Girl in wheelchair holds a puppy.
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14. Lentil was born with a cleft palette. Now he's a therapy dog for kids with craniofacial abnormalities.

Puppy with cleft palette.
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15. Ricochet goes surfing with people who have mental and physical disabilities. Surfing! On a surfboard! Wow.

Dog and girl in wet suits.
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16. This dog is all suited up and ready to visit a patient in an isolation room.

Dog wearing surgical scrubs and gloves.
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17. This is Ugly. Ugly thinks you're beautiful, and he loves you.

Unconventional-looking dog.
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18. It's fine if you need to grab some tissues. We'll be here when you get back.

Dog nuzzles frail hand.
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19. Hard working teachers and hard working dogs get the credit they deserve in this yearbook.

Yearbook photo of service dog
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20. Lily presents to you a lovely snoot for therapeutic booping.

Therapy dog with big nose.
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21. These therapy dogs-to-be are still in training, but guess what? They already love you.

Puppies surround a woman reading a picture book.
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