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Dogs on call
Hogan, a 1-year-old Aussiedoodle, relaxes near his owner, Deb Krattiger, as she styles hair at ExSalonce Hair Designs last week. Krattiger is in the process of getting Hogan certified to become a therapy dog. To order either of these photos, click here. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - Before Deb Krattiger's grandmother died, she was visited by a Great Dane. The presence of the dog, owned by an employee of the Pleasant View Nursing Home about four years ago, caused the woman's face to light up, Krattiger said. "That a dog can bring a person so much joy is just incredible," Krattiger said.