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  • Published
    September 20, 2022

    Photos: State’s first ‘comfort dog’ starts paw patrol duty at dispatch center

    Baxter, a 5-month-old chocolate lab, will become the state's first "comfort dog" and will be based at the Augusta Regional Communications Center. Baxter was trained by Hero Pups, a nonprofit based in New Hampshire, and his mission is to "provide health and mood-boosting benefits" to the emergency-service personnel and the community. Photos taken by Kennbec Journal photojournalist Joe Phelan.