The temperament of calmness, gentleness, patience and intelligence combine to bring comfort to those in need. There are endless opportunities for these dogs and their owners to find real happiness in giving to others. The studies show that when animals are used with people who have physical or emotional pain, there are actual, measurable, improvements physically, and a reaching out for the peace and love they bring. There is an immediate connection made between the dogs and children and when adults are involved the hesitancy felt at first soon gives way as they feel the peace and gentleness of the dog. The dogs bring smiles to the faces of the institutionalized and lonely. They help improve the quality of life for those in need.