The five-and-a-half year old black lab from Tennesee was adopted by her owner through Double Dog Rescue and it was love at first sight. Sophie is one happy dog who loves to walk in the woods, swim at the beach and most especially put a smile on someone’s face when she is visiting schools, colleges, nursing homes and letting kids read to her at the library. She loves to ride in the car with her family and the destination is not important as long as she can go. Sophie has become a great friend and role model to her new family pet Rusty, an Australian Shepherd from Alabama and another Double Dog Rescue success story. Rusty has been getting comfortable with a working dog role and may one day also be joining Sophie more formally to support Cohasset Working Dog Foundation in the future. Sophie can be found every Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library’s Children’s Reading Room.
Named after Lyle Lovett, this 13-year ‘young’ Yorkshire terrier, is all of 4 1/2 pounds! Lyle comes from a breeder in Seattle. Prince Lyle resides in Cohasset now and loves living so close to the ocean. He became certified as a therapy dog, by DOG B.O.N.E.S., based in Scituate, Massachusetts. Lyle has a very calm temperament and was truly made to be a working dog.
The Yorkie brought comfort and joy to patients and their families and the staff in the burn and trauma units and the ICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. ‘Lovable Lyle’ is a regular visitor at the Hingham Hospice Home. Lyle does his job naturally and he gives kisses on cue! He is a familiar visitor at Sunrise Assisted Living in Cohasset and loves bringing sunshine to the residents.
Lyle was also a big hit at MIT this past December, when he participated in ‘COOKIES WITH CANINES,’ an event in the library where students came to ‘de-stress’ as they prepared for exam week. After a little love from Lyle, students left with smiles on their faces and a new rejuvenated bounce in their step! Lyle loves his work and loves being part of The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation’s Therapy Dog team.