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Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Getting In-Residence Therapy Dog

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is getting a new resident. He or she will have four legs.

Eyewitness News was at CHOP Friday, where the Joy in Childhood Foundation announced the hospital will be getting an in-residence therapy dog.

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The foundation says dogs can be a critical part of treatment teams. Dogs can be trained to do tasks like teach kids how to take a pill and keep a child calm during a medical intervention.

CHOP is expected to received its in-residence dog next summer.

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