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Costumed K9s surprise Sacred Heart patients

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Costumed dogs are lightening up some hospital stays. Costumed dogs are lightening up some hospital stays.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Jenny Smith is waiting at Sacred Heart Hospital for a new heart.

"My heart is dying basically," she explained. "I have restricted cardio myopathy, right side heart failure."

Jenny's been away from her home in Republic for three months.

"You don't know when it's going to happen," she said.

And now, she's really starting to miss her pets.

"They're my life," she said. "I like dogs more than people."

And, that's why today, nine costumed K9s stopped by her room, where they quickly made themselves right at home.

After the visit, Jenny said, "I'll never forget this, it means so much to me...it makes me so incredibly happy."

After this visit, the pups weren't done.

They then padded over to the children's hospital where they relaxed while some little patients pet them.

"It makes the kids smile," said Dean Bumgarner, whose daughter Presley is a patient at Sacred Heart. "That's what it's about.

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