A Dose of Tia by Dina Mauro tells the story of the author’s decision to bring her rescued dog, Tia, to volunteer in hospitals so that they both can brighten the days of the people who need it most. After looking for just the right facility, Dina finally finds a place that allows her to make a difference in the lives of many; Tia, an incredibly gregarious dog, comforts patients, entertains children, and soothes families in each visit. While reading the book, I realized that even little things can make a difference in the lives of those in need. A Dose of Tia isn’t a heavy read and really isn’t very formal. It is like having a conversation with a friend – it is very casual and filled with inspirational little gems. It is definitely the read of choice if you are looking for a little pick-me-up.