Smiley is such a good therapy dog that just by looking at pictures of him, you’ll get happy. You’ll get smiley, too. That’s going to happen in just a moment, but first let us tell you about this wonderful 12-year-old Golden Retriever from Stouffville, Canada, because his story is just as inspiring as that ridiculous face.
Joanne George rescued Smiley from a puppy mill at age two, nearly a decade ago. He was born with dwarfism and no eyes. Almost from the start, George knew she had to get Smiley in front of people who needed a pick-me-up.
“People were so drawn to him, so inspired by him.” George told CBS News. “I realized this dog has to be a therapy dog — I have to share him.”