Methodist in the Media

Therapy Dog Trinity Carries on Legacy of Dude by Visiting Patients at Methodist Hospital

Published: Dec. 21, 2023

After beloved therapy dog Dude died earlier this year, Linda Norling knew she wanted to continue volunteering at Methodist Hospital. But without a therapy dog, she was unsure how.

“I knew Dude would want me to continue doing therapy work because that was important to both of us,” she said. “I was trying to figure out, ‘Well, how do I do that?’ You get a puppy, you have to wait two or three years. You just don’t find dogs that are therapy ready.”

Then a friend threw her a lifeline, giving her Trinity, a therapy-trained Labrador. 

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