Winston, a 106-pound Great Pyrenees gentle giant, has always had the power to bring happiness and comfort in people’s lives, even though he was abandoned at a very young age.


Winston was just a puppy when his first owner suddenly passed away. His owner did not have any other family members who would be willing to adopt him, so he was taken back to his breeder in Colorado.


Not knowing what was happening around him, Winston grew scared and confused when he was the unfamiliar people around him.

Luckily, a man named Clifford Spohr adopted Winston. Spohr works with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as the principle bass emeritus. Just a few days into their new relationship, Spohr easily felt comfortable around Winston and saw how gentle he was. So, Spohr signed Winston up to become a therapy dog.


Once Spohr became a certified therapy dog, Spohr brought him and his first dog, Lulu into Cove at C.C. Young, a nursing home for people who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. All the residents love him!

“He’s so docile,” Spohr said. “Boy, he just lets people touch him all over. It’s just really magical, I think.”

“I think we were very fortunate to have gotten to see him,” Margaret Spearman, one of the residents, told Fox 4 News. “It was quite exciting.”

Therapy dogs like Winston and his fur-mily, Lulu, plays an incredible role in helping people. If you want to know more about them, watch this video:

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