A funeral home in Manassas is training the newest member of its staff and she’s got a position they think is the first of its kind in the area.
Lily the chocolate lab is almost 2-years-old. She’s working to become Baker-Post Funeral Home and Cremation Center’s therapy-dog-in-training.
If requested, the owners of the funeral home work with their clients to figure out how to include Lily in their services.
Co-owner Gina Post says a girl recently had Lily by her side at her grandmother’s funeral. “She couldn’t even breathe,” said Post. “She couldn’t get through it. Just by Lily’s presence of sitting next to her she just focused on just petting her to the point where all of a sudden she was just paying attention to service and almost forgot she was petting Lily.”