Barbara says Max means everything to her in her personal and professional life. She works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner on Whidbey Island, with Max as her animal-assisted-therapy dog. Max brings great joy to Barbara’s clients and co-workers. Many of her clients have suffered great losses, and Max knows just when to approach them, resting his head in their laps as the tears stream from their eyes – and Barbara’s. She says Max gives back so much more than she can ever give him, and she is eternally grateful to have him.