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Meet Lulu, a White Plains funeral home's comfort dog

Published: May 30, 2015
by Ballard-Blog

MAY 30, 2015 – Featured on LoHud.

“WHITE PLAINS - Sometimes, you just want to pet a dog.

They’re known as man’s best friend because of their unwavering loyalty and affection for humans. Some are trained to help the disabled in a myriad of ways. Others assist authorities in sniffing out bombs, detecting drugs and identifying arson fires.

Now, at the Ballard-Durand Funeral Home in White Plains, a dog is helping people mourn the loss of their loved ones.

“Lulu,” a year-old retriever/poodle mix known as a “goldendoodle,” has been the official, specially trained therapy dog for almost a month, providing comfort and maybe bringing a little smile to those in grief. She sits in the lobby of the Maple Avenue home and responds if someone greets her or reaches out to her.”

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