Dr. Quincy March had to earn his title just like every other professional healer. As an 8-week-old puppy, his owner, Karen could already sense something special in him. Quincy had a calming effect on everyone he met.
With lots of training and hard work, he earned his certification from Therapy Dogs International just two days after his first birthday!
From that point on, Quincy has devoted himself to brightening the lives of hospital patients and nursing home residents, as well as comforting medical staff and helping children learn to read.
Quincy and Karen were recently invited to meet famous dog lover, Rachael Ray, and share the details of their special mission as guests on her show.
It is important to Quincy that he look professional when he goes to “work.” Before entering the hospital, he dons one of his three dozen ties, his doctor’s badge, and of course, his stethoscope.
When Karen and Dr. Quincy clock in, the nursing staff let them know which patients could use a dose of their unique brand of medicine. The 190-pound pup also seems to have a sixth sense for those in need, veering into certain rooms of his own accord.
“His goal each night is to make someone’s day better,” Karen told Rachael. “Even if it’s just one person for a few minutes, he’s done his job.”
As much as the patients and children appreciate Quincy’s visits, the gentle giant is most beloved by the hospital staff. His soothing presence provides them a much-needed respite from their stressful duties.
Karen told Rachael that when Quincy isn’t working, he enjoys lazy days lounging on the couch. This talented “doc” knows that in order to work hard, you have to rest hard, too! Keep up the good work, Dr. Quincy!
H/T to RachaelRayShow.com
Featured Image via Facebook/Dr. Quincy Marsh – Therapy Dog