Kessler News

A Paw to Lean On

The Star Ledger
June 8, 2008

Pete, just 3 years old, is easily one of the most popular and hard-working "employees" at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ. A highly trained facility dog, Pete works closely with occupational therapist Sean McCarthy to provide practical support and inspiration to patients as they participate in their daily therapy sessions. In addition to assisting with various therapies, such as playing tug-of-war to help an individual improve balance and strength, Pete knows 53 commands which enable him to open and close doors, turn on lights and more.

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