The Amazing Story of a Tiny Yorkshire Terrior Who Became the First Therapy Dog During WWII

Great Big Story recounted the history of a tiny Yorkie named Smokey who, during World War II, was adopted by a young Colonel Bill Wynne. Wynne, who was stationed in the South Pacific, took the dog with him everywhere and on more than one occasion, Smokey made sure that Wynne was out of harm’s way. Smokey also contributed to the cause by accompanying nurses on rounds and visiting with the injured soldiers, making her the first therapy dog in the world.

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