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Tiffin City Schools therapy dog Kennedy, a two year-old Golden Retriever, peeks out from beneath school councilor Suzanne Reinhart's chair

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Mark Damschroder, left, snaps a photograph of Maddie Conkey, 2, with her grandmother, Lisa Damschroder, right, and the therapy dog Ginger they had fostered.

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Evelyn Greenwald, of Cleveland Heights, embraces her new service dog, Huck.

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Hannah Hagman, 5, center, looks up at her brother Connor's new therapy dog, Murray.

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Erin Frisch, of Okemos, Mich., center, wipes tears from her eyes as she and her son, Connor Hagman, 7, watch a video of their training with Connor's new therapy dog, Murray.

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Marcy, left, and Scott Lemerand, of Southgate, Mich., center left, watch as Connor Hagman, 7, embraces his new therapy dog Murray with his mother Erin Frisch, of Okemos, Mich.

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Keynote speaker Lissa Vollmar discussed the impact having a therapy dog has had on her son, Owen.

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"It makes me feel human again," Amy Burk, of Bowling Green, center, said of her service dog Evan. "The companionship is huge. I'm not alone. I'm never alone. Burk, her husband Jim, left, and daughter Bailey, right, were also in attendance.

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