Service dog brightens the day for seniors living under quarantine
March 25, 2020
Barking up the right tree.
Before the Coronavirus, Tonka the Great Dane was a regular visitor at the Cedar Pointe Health and Wellness Suites located in Cedar Park, Texas. Because of the virus, the senior center had to start limiting visitors, including their favorite canine companion Tonka.
Armed with a sign that read “We miss you,” Tonka and Courtney Leigh, his owner, visited multiple seniors through their windows. Courtney Leigh spoke to ABC News, "They were smiling from ear to ear. Some reached out to touch the window."
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Tonka, the therapy dog has made it his duty to make elderly residents at Cedar Pointe Health and Wellness Suite in Cedar, Texas smile again. Filling in temporarily for family and friends who can't visit during the Coronavirus Quarantine. https://t.co/F9rSk7Xkun— PuppiesWithAPurpose (@puppiespurpose) March 25, 2020