Therapy dog in festive van delivers holiday cheer to hospital


Santo the therapy dog is looking more like Santa these days.

He even has his own transportation, though Santo rides in a festive van, not a sleigh. This month, Santo is delivering holiday cheer to patients and staff at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in California. 

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A Twitter user whose mother works at the hospital posted images of the adorable pooch. 

My mom works at a hospital & they have this service dog go around to cheer up patients. Here he is earlier today with the Christmas spirit pic.twitter.com/5J6f9tlOp4

— juliee. (@jewelsssm) December 6, 2016

A hospital spokesperson told Buzzfeed that Santo and another therapy dog visit the hospital regularly. Santo even has his own hospital ID badge. The spokesperson said that Santo's handler decorates the dog's VW van for other holidays as well, and Santo has been seen in the past sporting a Hawaiian shirt. 


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