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Buddy is pictured with Marilyn Modica. Tribune photos by Ron Adams

Therapy dogs at Rice Hospice in Willmar help bring comfort to dying patients

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Marilyn Modica is looking forward to the comfort she and her dog will soon be bringing to patients in Rice Hospice.

Buddy, a 6-year-old Peke-a-Poo, is a compassionate little dog who has "been really good" for his family, said Modica as she stroked his dark fur.

"He's got some qualities in him I've seen that I really feel would benefit others," she said. 'I just thought the two of us could really work well together."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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