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Funeral home therapy dog brings comfort and unexpected smiles to grieving families

Published: July 5, 2016
by Ballard-Blog

JULY 5, 2016 – Featured on

“After she lost her beloved brother Stephen just days before his 25th birthday, Chelsea Sules thought she’d never smile again.

But she ended up finding healing and comfort in an unexpected place: Lulu, a funeral home’s therapy dog.

“I walked into the funeral home and Lulu came running toward me and my sister,” said Sules, 26, whose brother died on June 17.

“We (were shocked) when we started giggling. She immediately started to comfort us just by her presence alone.”

The affectionate goldendoodle became the newest “staff member” at Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services in May 2015.”

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