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A 2-year-old dog named Parks has been tasked with providing emotional support and physical aid at a childrens hospital in Florida. 

The Labrador retriever recently joined the child life team at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Florida.

There, he can practice more than 40 commands, including pulling toy wagons, pushing drawers and retrieving items, the hospital said. 

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Parks received his facility dog training from Canine Companions, a nonprofit that connects people and organizations to service dogs.

Parks, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, works as a facility dog at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Florida.

(Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children)

The talented pup has been paired with Kimberly Burbage, a child life specialist at the hospital. 

Hell spend his free time with Burbage when hes not working Monday through Friday.

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“I have been interested in creating this program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer for several years and am excited to be able to incorporate Parks into the hospital journey of our patients and families,” Burbage said in a statement.

“Im so grateful for the opportunity to partner with Parks in bringing some great therapeutic benefit and normalcy to the patients.”

“Parks and I were matched together by Canine Companions and, even though weve only been working together for a month, I can already see the impact he is making with our children and adolescents,” she continued.

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“Im so grateful for the opportunity to partner with Parks in bringing some great therapeutic benefit and normalcy to the patients here at the hospital.”

Parks (left) and Kimberly Burbage work together at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida.

(Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children)

In a press release, the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer organization said Parks provides emotional support and serves as a motivator for patients and families who are struggling with illnesses or diagnoses.

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Canine Companions reports that it costs about $50,000 to train a facility dog. 

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PetSmart Charities awarded a grant to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer in 2020 to cover the cost of Parks training.