MARIN COUNTY (KPIX 5) – For firefighters in the North Bay, a crucial morale boost is being provided by a four-legged visitor to the fire lines.

Kerith, a two-year-old golden retriever, is a certified crisis response therapy dog, who has been hanging out with fire crews in Marin County. She’s been making daily visits to the base camp near Point Reyes.

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Her job is simple, but important: Put smiles on weary firefighters’ faces and be available for plenty of pats and snuggles.

The dog also details her travels on Instagram, where she has more than 6,000 followers.

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As of Wednesday, the Woodward Fire has burned 2,739 acres since it started southwest of Olema by a lightning strike on August 18th. Officials said the fire is five percent contained.

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Estimated containment is not expected until at least September 8th.