Karing K-9s visit kids hospitalized for the holiday

Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 20:57:20-05

Lillie and Mark Dixon are making the rounds at St. Johns in Tulsa the day before Thanksgiving.

Lillie is Dixon's 10-year-old Standard Poodle who used to be a show dog. The duo has made nearly 300 hospital visits and making people smile is what they are all about.

" It's just bringing that smile and that joy for the moment and there's really a connection. " Dixon said.

"We work in a high-stress environment and so it's nice to have her come in and relieve us of some of that stress," A nurse told us.

Spending the holidays in the hospital isn't something families hope for but a visit from Dixon and Lillie can make it just a little bit more tolerable.



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