"Dogs can come back from anything, they forget their past. We, as humans, dwell on the past."

"Smile and the world smiles with you." (via Training the K9 Way)

Smiley the blind Golden Retriever was rescued by Joanne George of Ontario, Canada. He was born with dwarfism and without eyes, and so faced death at a puppy mill until George discovered the sweet pup. He would have probably been killed without her intervention, and now Smiley is giving back by spending hours a day visiting people with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program.

"People were so drawn to him, so inspired by him." George told CBS News. "I realized this dog has to be a therapy dog -- I have to share him."

Sources: ABC | CBS