Kelly Clarkson helps shelter dog become specially trained therapy dog

Dec 1, 2016


Brady: Image courtesy Spring Hill Homepage

Thanks to Kelly Clarkson, patients at one Alzheimer’s care center in Tennessee will soon be getting a very special new therapist.

According to Spring Hill, Tennessee’s hyperlocal website SpringHillHomepage, Clarkson has joined forces with dog training company Nashville K-9 as well as the Williamson County Animal Center to provide Abe’s Garden Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence with a new therapy dog named Brady.

Brady, who is super cute and can be seen in the picture above, is a rescue dog from the Williamson County Animal Center who was hand-picked to undergo therapy dog training through Nashville K-9, who are providing their services at no cost. Once trained, Brady will move into Abe’s Garden where he will help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients by doing what he does best: Being fuzzy, cute, and an exceptionally sweet and patient pooch.

On Wednesday, Kelly tweeted about her new pet project (pun totally intended).

YES ???? so happy Brady was saved!! He will be so loved & in such great hands with everyone over there @AbesGarden THANK YOU @NashvilleK9 ? 

Brady’s journey from unwanted dog to well-trained therapy animal was commissioned in full by Kelly Clarkson (which I assume means she is spending a bunch of money on the project, but I could be wrong). Brady will officially take his post as Abe Garden’s resident wet kisses giver and lover of hugs and petting in December on the day before the Nashville Christmas Parade. According to the original story, Brady will live at the care center and will have designated staff members who are responsible for his care.

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