Jack the Comfort Dog Brings Joy to Seniors

Jack, a salt-and-pepper Miniature Australian Shepherd, was the runt of the litter when Laura Diachenko went looking for a therapy dog to assist her in her work as senior living counselor at a Volunteers of America-sponsored retirement community in Cape Coral, Florida—too small, Laura feared, to be up to the task she had in mind for him.

But there was something about Jack—his mismatched eyes (one black, one brown) and the way he nuzzled Laura so affecionately—so she took a chance. And as you'll see in the pictures in this gallery, her leap of faith paid off in spades.

Read Jack's story from the April 2017 issue of Guideposts!

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