Video: Pet therapy dogs smile for the camera
At St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa on Tuesday, 16 pet therapy dogs and their owners took part in a photo shoot to create trading cards that will be distributed to pediatric patients. Not just any old cute dog can walk into the hospital, says Judi Roberts, manager of volunteer resources at the hospital. As you'll see in this video, the dogs are sociable, well-behaved and, in the case of cute little terrier Cody, capable of adorable tricks. And as therapy dogs, they perform an important role. "When that dog enters the room, it just makes you forget everything else," said Roberts.