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Published:March 11th, 2015 12:43 EST
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Meet Smiley the Therapy Dog Born Without Eyes: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A golden retriever named Smiley is living up to his name as a therapy dog who brightens the days of patients and nursing home residents in the small town of Stouffville, Canada.

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Smiley was born without eyes, but is still able to work as a St. John`s Ambulance service dog in Ontario. The dog`s owner, Joanne George, rescued the dog from a puppy mill, when he was about 1 or 2 years."

ABC News

A dog`s eyes are very expressive, when I open the gate to my backyard to take my pooch walking, I can tell she`s excited because her tail is wagging, she`s jumping on me, and especially because her eyes are brimming with joy.

You`d think a canine born without eyes would be at a disadvantage working as a therapy dog, but Smiley`s lack of eyes, enhances his value as a therapy dog.

The residents of the nursing homes can`t help but smile, and hug or pet Smiley whenever he comes by for a visit.

Dogs make wonderful therapy pets and companions, there`s a dog waiting for a forever home at your local animal shelter who is guaranteed to elicit a lifetime of smiles.

Read More:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/blind-golden-retriever-smiley-warms-hearts-therapy-dog/story?id=29533746

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