Tiny dog beats the odd to inspire kids

She's tiny, but has a big heart.

Lola, a five-pound terrier, defied the odds and became a therapy dog despite her small size. 

Her owner, Marcia Goldman says she was told Lola was probably too small to take on the role.

But, Goldman says she trained Lola and the dog excelled and knew how to connect with people.

Goldman and Lola visit schools and hospitals.

In schools they work with kids that have trouble reading and children with autism.

Goldman says kids who have trouble talking to people feel comfortable talking to the little dog. 

Goldman adds, a woman who had not talked to anybody in six weeks lit up and started talking during a visit from Lola. 

In addition to being a therapy dog Lola is also the star of a children's book series. 

The latest book is called Lola Goes to School.

It will be available on Amazon and at independent book stores.

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