my mom uses one for SADD
I bought one for husband, even though we're in California...
it sits above his desk in his office.
Robbie...I love that pic! Is your dog a portuguese water dog? Bernese?
We have a poodle/terrier mix, not as large, but big, black, fluffy and full'o love. When my husband's legs hurt, he lies on the couch, and she puts her muzzle on his chest - just lets him know she's there for him.