Gray, a 160-pound ‘gentle giant’ therapy dog, bonds with residents of a Pittsburgh nursing home [video]

Great morale boost! Gray connects the 160-pound ‘cute giant’ therapy dog ​​with nursing home residents in amazing shots

  • Gray the Great Dane brings joy to people living in care facilities in Pittsburgh
  • He was certified as a therapy dog ​​at 14 months old during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Owner Charlene Potts uses social media and a website to update her progress










The footage shows Gray, the “gentle giant” therapy dog, bringing joy to people at several nursing homes and care facilities around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In a video posted on Monday, November 22, Great Dane can be seen visiting nursing homes and care facilities, providing a much-needed boost to residents who live there.

Owner Charlene Potts said 2-year-old Gray has already logged nearly 130 visits across the Pittsburgh area after becoming a therapy dog ​​during COVID-19 pandemic.

“After this gentle giant attracts everyone’s attention with his size – 165 pounds – his cute and elegant demeanor is what earns him fast friendships,” she told Storyful.

Footage shows Gray, a 165-pound therapy dog, bringing joy to people at several nursing homes and care facilities around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I wear a belt with the words

I wear a belt that says ‘Hello, I’m Gray. Please color me’ printed on it, Great Dane is carried around care facilities and given to residents who live there

Gray brings joy to an elderly man in a wheelchair and is also seen enjoying the attention of the staff in the homes

Gray brings joy to an elderly man in a wheelchair and is also seen enjoying the attention of the staff in the homes

In a video posted on YouTube, the huge pet can be seen bringing joy to an elderly man in a wheelchair and enjoying the attention of the staff.

I wear a belt that reads ‘Hello, I’m Gray. Please color me’ printed on it, Great Dane is carried around care facilities and given to residents who live there.

An elderly woman, also in a wheelchair, was seen petting Gray, as he stood beside her quietly.

- Gray's presence brings a big smile to the man's face as he dances to the Great Dane while staring at the resident

– Gray’s presence brings a big smile to the man’s face as he dances to the Great Dane while staring at the resident

After a while, Gray chooses to lie down next to his new friend who continues to pet the two-year-old Great Dane

After a while, Gray chooses to lie down next to his new friend who continues to pet the two-year-old Great Dane

Then he is transferred to a bed where an old man is lying.

Gray’s presence brings a big smile to the man’s face as he pecks at the Great Dane while staring at the resident.

After a while, Gray chose to lie next to his new friend.

He is also seen taking care of two women, enjoying new attention and foreplay.

On website Ms Potts, set up for Gray, said the Great Dane was “absolutely made to be a therapy dog” and had “no doubts” he would excel at it.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I initially delayed starting the process of getting Gray certified but after paperwork, a vet exam, testing and monitoring process, Gray was made a certified therapy dog ​​in 14 months.

Visits were initially halted due to restrictions in care facilities due to the pandemic, but Gray has now begun visiting residents.

An elderly woman, also in a wheelchair, was seen petting Gray, as he quietly stood next to her.

An elderly woman, also in a wheelchair, was seen petting Gray, as he quietly stood next to her.

On a website set up for Gray, Ms Potts said the Great Dane was 'perfectly made to be a therapy dog' and 'no doubt he will outdo it'.

On a website set up for Gray, Ms Potts said the Great Dane was ‘perfectly made to be a therapy dog’ and ‘no doubt he will outdo it’.

To make sure Gray was ready for these visits, Mrs. Potts took him to restaurants with al fresco dining so he could experience different sights, sounds, and smells.

She documented these visits on her Instagram page @grey_thegreatdane and her page on TikTokusandthedog.

She uses her TikTok account to share other videos of Gray visiting nursing home residents.

In one, Ms Potts commented on the video, saying: “Grey the Great Dane has become a therapy dog ​​during the Covid-19 pandemic and has brought joy to many lives.”

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