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Hug counselor: a friend with paws

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on September 17, 2012 1:46 PM

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Therapy dog Elly enjoys herself as she is petted by children in the kids' play room at Goldsboro Counseling Center. Elly, a 6-month-old golden retriever, who plays the role of a counselor herself, is a favorite among the children and adults who frequent the counseling practice.

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Elly enjoys a belly rub and more petting from the many children at the center.

Every morning, Elly bounds into the office at Goldsboro Counseling Center, eager to begin her job. She's a gifted listener, and patients often say how much she puts them at ease. And she accomplishes all of that without saying a...

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