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Therapy Dog Loses License Over Costume


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Therapy dogs have one job, cheer people up. And Chopper the Biker Dog could hardly be more amusing. The tiny terrier rides a toy Harley into senior centers and schools wearing a leather vest, bandanna and goggles. His gray snout looks just like a handlebar moustache. Now the getup has cost him his therapy certification. The agency Pet Partners calls costumes a hazard. His owner told ABC News, it's not a costume; it's Chopper. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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