Therapy dog in festive van delivers holiday cheer to hospital

Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Joy Johnston
  • Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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. 

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.