Great Dane brother and sister form therapeutic duo at St. Cloud Hospital

**[WCCO 4 News Video] Featuring Therapy Dog Great Danes in St. Cloud Hospital**

When you think of therapy animals, images of Labs or Golden Retrievers might come to mind, maybe even smaller dogs. But what about Great Danes? In this captivating video from WCCO 4 News, you’ll discover the incredible impact that therapy dogs Hulu and Tootsie, two Great Danes, have had at Centris Care Saint Cloud Hospital.

Watch as WCCO’s John Lordson takes you behind the scenes, showing how Hulu and Tootsie became a hit with a three-year-old girl when she needed them the most. These dogs are bigger than some horses, which initially surprised the hospital staff. But don’t let their size fool you – these Gentle Giants are incredibly friendly and loving, bringing joy to patients of all ages.

Hulu and Tootsie, weighing 170 and 166 pounds respectively, are not your typical therapy dogs. In fact, they tower over miniature horses that are part of the local therapy animal association. Their presence at the hospital is both unique and heartwarming, especially considering they are a brother-sister team.

Discover the heartwarming story of Nelly Kubski, a three-year-old girl who was preparing for surgery but received a special visit from Hulu before her operation. The love and support she experienced from this incredible dog truly lifted her spirits. And it’s not just patients who benefit – Hulu and Tootsie also bring happiness to Wayne’s wife, Patricia, who suffers from dementia and resides in a Memory Care Facility.

These amazing dogs, once award-winning show dogs, have transitioned to therapy work with grace and compassion. They have become true companions, brightening the lives of not only their immediate loved ones but also the entire hospital community.

Join Saint Cloud News as they share the heartwarming journey of Hulu and Tootsie, two Great Danes who are determined to make a positive difference in the lives of patients and staff alike. Wayne, their owner, reveals the joy these dogs bring, and how they have become beloved members of the therapy dog team at Saint Cloud Hospital.

Don’t miss this incredible story of unconditional love and companionship in the world of therapy animals. Hit the play button now and be prepared to be moved by the remarkable bond between these Great Danes and the people they touch.


When you think of therapy animals, you think of labs or golden retrievers, or even smaller dogs. You don’t really think of Great Danes.

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