The right touch: Pastor's therapy dog part of Cottage Grove church ministry
If there are stuffed animals on the floor in the hallway of the All Saints Lutheran Church offices, it's Monday.
That's the day that Pastor Jules Erickson brings her dog, Cooper, to work.
Part golden retriever and standard poodle, Cooper loves his stuffed animals, Erickson said. He also makes loving connections with humans as a therapy dog.
But there's more to it that just being a friendly canine and good companion.