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Therapy Dog Lulu Joins White Plains Funeral Home Staff

Published: July 7, 2015
by Ballard-Blog

JULY 7, 2015 – Featured in the White Plains Daily Voice

“WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Service dogs have long been used in health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes and universities. Now, a White Plains funeral home has found a new therapeutic use for man's best friend.

Ballard-Durand Funeral and Cremation Services, 2 Maple Ave., has added Lulu, a certified therapy dog, to its Westchester County funeral homes.

"She's a priceless gift for our staff and the families we serve. We're partners," said Lulu's owner, Matthew Fiorillo, CEO of Ballard-Durand Funeral Homes, in a statement. "She's wonderful and extremely curious. "She's allowed to wander anywhere in the funeral home; we have little jars of treats in several areas to engage her."’

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