Miller Tushaus is a perfect representation of how extraordinary the human-animal bond can be. Recently, Miller passed his Canine Good Citizen Test and is now a registered therapy dog.
“Miller is the most gentle and patient 3-year-old Labrador that I know,” says Miller’s veterinarian, Dr. Lisa Schultz of Burleigh Road Animal Hospital in Brookfield.
Miller works with Pets Helping People, an organization that provides handler/pet teams with various groups such as hospitals, senior residences, libraries, women’s shelters, schools and hospice settings.
Specifically, Miller spends time with senior residents at the Congregational Home in Brookfield and participates in Agnesian HealthCare Kids Survival Kamp, a bereavement camp for children.
Miller’s owner, Dan, also enjoys volunteering with Miller.
“Not only do Dan and Miller’s spirit of volunteerism represent the best in community involvement, but their ability to relate to all types of individuals in a loving and caring way represent the best in animal assisted therapy,” explains David Tucker, Pets Helping People President.
In his short three years, Miller has touched many lives and will continue to do so throughout his life.