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By Billy Jean Louis
The Baxter Bulletin 

Arkansas therapy dog gets medal for making 400 visits


August 16, 2017

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The 22-pound animal is full of energy. He swings his tail left and right as patients circle in the Baxter Regional Medical Center's Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation to watch him perform old and new tricks.

Barney, who is 7-and-a-half, is not an average Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Right after his performance on Tuesday, Jean Gaylord, program director for the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, presented the dog with the American Kennel Club Therapy Dog Distinguished medallion.

Barney received the medallion through the American Kennel Club (AKC) for completing 400 vi...

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