World's Smallest Working Dog Sets Guinness World Record
A mini Yorshire Terrier named Lucy has taken the title from the previous record holder, Momo, a Chihuahua from Japan, as the world's smallest working dog. Lucy is a therapy dog, who visits hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers, and works with children with disabilities and troubled youth.
Read about a local dog doing a lot of good! From the Buffalo News, LIFE section, published Aug. 18, 2011
Working like a dog Chloe spends time with patients, students and disaster victims, and donates blood for other dogs: local story illustrating the numerous ways in which a therapy animal can connect with individual in many circumstances. Chloe is a Golden Retriever who visits patients at Roswell Park in Buffalo, as well as Absolut Care (a nursing and therapy residence), and participates in a reading program at an elementary school and sumnmer camps for kids. Chloe and her human have been tested and certified as an official handler/canine team by the HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (HOPE AACR) organization, which is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained and certified handler/canine teams. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters, usually in the recovery phase.
Last updated: 15 August 2014