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Therapy team trained to serve


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JULIE DEROSIE, of Bessemer, and her therapy dog partner, Remington, are trained to cheer up the sick and elderly.


BESSEMER - Julie DeRosie and her yellow Labrador, Remington, have been preparing to become a therapy team for nearly two years.

The former Bessemer Area School District teacher and coach purchased the dog when it was just 7 weeks old and they are now providing therapy to elderly and the disabled in the area, dealing with nursing homes and Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.

They are registered through Pet Partners of Bellevue, Washington.

DeRosie took a handlers' course and with Remington by her side, she passed a team evaluation in June at Marquette.


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