Recently, Albany police officers got a call about a 14-year-old girl ready to jump off of a building and rushed over to the scene. After talking with her for a few hours, the officers learned that she loved dogs. This gave them an idea, and they had their therapy dog sent to the location.

Charlie is a 6-month-old Goldendoodle that is just one of three dogs in the police dog therapy program. He was able to coax the teenage girl away from the window for cuddles, making it possible for the police officers to deescalate the situation and take the girl to get medical help.

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Even though Charlie is only 6-months-old he did an amazing job at handling the situation, saving a girl’s life, and proving how effective therapy dogs can be in all kinds of situations.

This amazing story highlights the importance of involving animals in therapy programs, as people can relate and bond with animals in an entirely different way. They are perfect for scenarios when the situation needs to be calmed down as quickly as possible.

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