Therapy pooches bring canine comfort online

Therapy dogs take their canine comfort online

Stanford Hospital's therapy dogs

are cheering people up with appearances via video-conference

as lockdowns prevent them from entering hospitals

SOUNDBITE) (English) MARTHA KESSLER, THERAPY DOG PROGRAM COORDINATOR, SAYING:

"The first couple of times was a little bit a learning thing because it's not that easy to keep your dog on camera, as you can imagine, for an hour. So, you know, people figured out different cameras and a couple of people got ring lights and that kind of thing. So we started to get better at it."

The dogs perform tricks, eat snacks

and sometimes just snooze