Caring Canines visit SwedishAmerican for Valentine's Day

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Patients and staff at SwedishAmerican's Heart Hospital got a cuddly surprise for Valentine's Day.

Six dogs from Caring Canines stopped by to show some affection to those stuck in the hospital during the holiday. The coordinator of the program says therapy dogs give patients and staff members a chance to destress while interacting with others and sharing stories of their own pets.

This is Caring Canines' second annual Valentine's Day visit.