BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Her name is Dr. Softie. The labradoodle is no ordinary dog. Her owner uses her as a type of therapy dog at a Beverly Hills dentist office, similar to the way dogs are used at hospitals.
While the dentist works on her patients’ teeth, Dr. Softie job jumps up onto the patients’ laps. Her job is to just lie there and let patients pet her as a way to help ease their pain.READ MORE: Residents Say Strong Stench In Carson Keeps Getting Stronger
“She gets your mind off the fear. You concentrate on the dog and how she feels and just forget about what they are doing to your mouth,” said Cheryl Reynolds.READ MORE: Man Suspected Of Stealing Truck Taken Into Custody Following Pursuit
Softie does such good work, she is in high demand. Patients now have to reserve her when they make appointments.MORE NEWS: LA Firefighters Respond To Fire At Suspected Marijuana Grow Operation In Canoga Park
“She’s my best employee,” laughed Dr. Mojdeh Shayestehfar. “What had happened is the attitude of the patient has been changed. So it’s not a dreaded procedure. They actually look forward to it.”