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: Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Fatal Shooting In 1000 Block Of Imperial Highway
“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: Tom Bradley International Terminal At LAX Experiencing Power Outage In Some Areas
Softie does such good work, she is in high demand. Patients now have to reserve her when they make appointments.MORE NEWS: Mandatory Evacuations Remain In Place for 1,000 People Due To Pacific Palisades Brush Fire
“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.”