Video: Nala the Dog is a Nursing-Home Angel


Here’s a beautiful story of a tiny dog who—with no training as a therapy dog—performs that vital function at the Minnesota nursing home where she spends every day. Nala is a Teacup Poodle who belongs to Doug Dawson, a trained medications assistant at the nursing home, and he brings her to work and just lets her do her thing:

Dawson brings Nala to work each morning and puts her on the elevator. Then he goes his way and she goes hers.

“She’d rather ride it alone than with people, because she knows where she’s going,” Dawson smiles. “If she could, she would push the button herself.”

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Nala comforts a resident of her nursing home.
Photo by Ben Garvin, KARE

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