Walgreen's customers receive warm, fuzzy greetings from therapy dog

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 03:41 PM.

Most customers' reactions have been positive, Nousiainen said.

"A lot of fans can't get to the library on Saturdays, or nursing homes aren't open to the public, so this is another opportunity for fans to say hello to him," Nousianen said.

However, once, a woman cruised through the drug store’s door in a motorized wheelchair and surprised Dozer, who jumped in Nousiainen's lap for comfort. His anxiety was short-lived, she said, and provided an opportunity to add power chair training to Dozer's repertoire.

"The woman and him became best of friends in about two minutes," Nousiainen said.

She describes Dozer as "definitely a people person," though when he's not letting a child read to him, visiting a nursing home or greeting his fans at Walgreen's, "he is a dog.

“When he's not working, he's a regular dog laying around the house doing regular dog stuff."


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