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Dodie, dressed for a Halloween Pet Parade: Dodie is a calm and loving “beagle, bichon, cocker spaniel, poodle and pug” mix. She provides comfort to patients at INOVA Fairfax Hospital through the Animal Assisted Care Program and to residents in assisted living/nursing care at Greenspring Village retirement community. Dodie takes agility classes at South Run Recreation Center where she enjoys jumping through tires, walking up and down A frames, running through tunnels and balancing on teeter-totters. She is a rescue dog, who was found and put up for adoption by Maryland Animal Sanctuary. Her owners, Linda and Neal - of Springfield - were blessed to adopt her nearly 8 years ago. Dodie goes for rides in the basket of Linda’s bicycle and dresses up for Halloween. Last year, she won a prize for her “Strawberry Shortcake” outfit at the Del Ray Halloween pet parade. Dodie is Linda and Neal’s best friend and companion. – Linda Habenstreit, Springfield

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