Sunday, June 24, 2018
Pets

Come to the dog side

SKIP O'ROURKE | Times

Tampa

Come to the dog side

Tampa General Hospital patient Noemi Martinez and pet therapy dog Blake (a field lab), dressed as "Dog Vader," work the lunchtime crowd Thursday, seeking a donation or getting a photo taken with "Dog Vader" for a dollar. Other dogs on hand for a Star Wars-themed photo op were Teddy (a terrier) as Yoda. Huey (a pug-chihuahua-dachshund mix) as Chewbacca, and Chicklet (a chihuahua-dachshund-Pekinese mix) as Princess Leia. The funds will go toward the annual Pedi Rehab holiday program for the kids and for therapeutic patient outings, such as a recent trip to the Clearwater Aquarium. To see more, go to Links in today's Times at tampabay.com.

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