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Woman takes her nine dogs with her to cheer up hospital patients

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We could all do with some extra cheer right now but people in hospital need it more than most. This woman has just the thing to help, or nine things to be precise…

By Natasha James , 11 May 2020

Mackenzie Makatche is the proud owner of nine (yes, count ‘em!) gorgeous Newfoundland pups and she’s turned her efforts to bringing joy wherever she goes.

A fluffy new arrival

In 2016, Mackenzie’s mother Deidre was sadly diagnosed with colon cancer. In a bid to bring a whole lot of cheer into their home, the mother and daughter got a litter of seven gorgeous pups!

The difference the dogs made was undeniable and the pair documented their journey via Instagram. They even got two new pups in the process. Sadly, despite the love and happiness that the dogs and their ever-growing online community provided, Deidre lost her battle with cancer.

A worthy cause

Mackenzie was distraught but felt that her mother had left her a gift and a vocation and set out to create the Newf Crew, a charitable organisation that uses the pups to bring cheer to people in hospitals who need it most.

Three of the dogs are trained therapy dogs and the others are just very good boys and girls who love to make people happy!

The best type of visitors

Mackenzie credits the dogs with helping her to come to terms with her mother’s untimely death and we bet there are plenty of other people out there who credit the dogs with aiding in their recovery process.

We love to hear stories of pups doing good and we wish Mackenzie and her whole crew the very best.

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